The traditional Irish diet had an emphasis for most meals to consist of meat, cereals, bread and potatoes. Accompaniments of cabbage, turnips, carrots and broccoli were quite common where the meal is meat and potatoes. Until the late sixties and early seventies Irish Food did not have a good reputation, this, in spite of the fact, that Ireland produces meat, seafood and dairy produce that are without doubt the envy of the world. Overcooked meat and mushy vegetables were the norm. This all started to change in earnest during the latter part of the 20th century when pioneering Irish chefs started to produce what can only be said to be world class cuisine.