Irish foodie experiences (recipes & more)
Ireland is a dream foodie destination. I did not grow up in a foodie culture. In 1980’s Ireland, food was quite bland and even Irish stew was seen as exotic, today that has all changed. I now love exploring the wonders of Irish food.
Irish people have high expectations now when we go out to a restaurant for dinner, we are well educated and have travelled the world so we know how to identify, and enjoy a good food experience.
Our ingredients have always been fresh and amazing – our seafood exquisite, our cows grazing outdoors on calcium rich grass – and now our Chefs have travelled and learned and on their return to Ireland began cooking up some wonderful delicacies. And of course, the New Irish, our welcome immigrant brothers and sisters who make up a good chunk of the Irish population, have brought some delightful recipes and talent to help our food culture adapt and progress onwards for the benefit of the Irish peoples palate and our millions of annual visitors!
It is a patriotic duty of mine to introduce our cherished guests to cherished Irish food and restaurants. And besides, I never thought I’d one day be lucky enough to get paid to bring guests to the best restaurants and gastro-pubs in Ireland.
Deirdre’s traditional Fruit Scone recipe –
1 lb Self-raising Flour
4 oz Butter (ideally Kerrygold!)
4 oz of Fruit of your choice
2oz Castor sugar
1/2 pint of milk
- 200 degrees celsius in the gas oven for 5 minutes
- 180 degrees celsius in the gas oven for 20 minutes