Meat has been central to Irish food culture for thousands of years. These fifty inspiring recipes feature beef, lamb, pork, poultry, game, and dishes using cured, spiced and smoked meats. There are traditional dishes such as Irish stew, Michaelmas roast goose, Bacon and cabbage; local specialities like Cork crubeens and Dingle pies. Recipes from leading Irish chefs put a modern twist on traditional dishes: Roast loin of farmed boar stuffed with poitín-soaked prunes and black-pudding mash, Beef and oyster pies with stout, Air-dried Connemara lamb with wild Irish salad, Beef fillet baked in a turf crust, Roast haunch of venison with rowan jelly.
Details of customs, folklore and Irish regional food traditions provide a fascinating background to the recipes.
'the recipes are varied and interesting, featuring such traditional stuff as wine and sausages as well as lamb's hearts in red wine and rabbit stew, which may once have been run-of-the-mill but are now not so common.'
'Her recipes are steeped in tradition and interspersed with socio-historical nuggets.'
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