Ever wondered what the perfect food is for Bloomsday, or Hallowe'en? How to make the most of the Galway Oyster Festival or Wexford Strawberry Festival? Wonder no more! This book has all the lore and recipes for a full Irish festive year.
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The Best of traditional Irish foods cooked with modern flair
The Irish calendar provides many days for feasting and traditional celebration: St Brigid's Day, which announces the spring; St Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Bealtaine (May), Bloomsday, Lughnasa (August), Hallowe'en, Women's Christmas (Nollaig na mBan). Then there are the newer festivals that celebrate the rich harvest of our seas and fields -- The Galway Oyster Festival, the Wexford Strawberry Festival. These sixty recipes offer a tempting selection of foods for all these occasions, as well as for christenings, weddings and wakes.
Details of customs, folklore and Irish regional food traditions provide a fascinating background to the recipes.
The latest in the excellent 'Best of Irish' series based on traditional Irish cooking. Well researched explanations of the origin and folklore surrounding many of these ancient feast days adds to the interest of the book. This book ends up with a selection of recipes for events such as weddings, christenings and waking the dead, so just about every eventuality is covered!
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