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Apples have always played an important part in Irish folklore, tradition and diet, so it’s no surprise to find apple desserts in great supply and variety. This apple crumble, sometimes called ‘apple crunch’ when the apples are first cooked to soften them, is flavored with a respectable dose of Irish whiskey and topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble.
St. Patrick’s Day in rural Ireland is steeped in traditions centered on farm and family. County Cork dairy farmer John O’Sullivan describes a typical observance.
St. Patrick’s Day is perfect for celebrating the renaissance of great cooking in Ireland. Today, travelers go for the food, rather than despite it, touring the country to enjoy the breathtaking, green countryside and the dynamic energy of the cities.
Irish chefs have gained the respect of world food connoisseurs, but they have not forgotten their roots. So although pub food has been joined by haute cuisine, homely traditional dishes still hold their place.
Recipe for Irish Buttermilk Scones
The Irish have the Blarney Stone and the gift of gab. They also have a genius for turning simple, unassuming ingredients into dishes glowing with comfort and flavor.
Irish food is best known for the quality of its ingredients and the honesty of its preparation. It is satisfying and delightful to the palate…