Irish Food and Folklore (Food & folklore) Hardcover – 15 Feb 1997
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Irish Food & Folklore brings to life the traditions, lifestyles and cooking of Ireland. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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'Ireland is a beguiling and charming land with a culture steeped in myth and legend, fairy tale and folklore. The very breath of the wind in the trees, the babbling of the water in the stream, the lowing of cattle in the deep green pastures and the crackling of the fire in the hearth all draw us into Ireland's mysterious past.
Its foods, feasts and festivals are linked to the timeless rural calendar and the changing seasons of the year. Here the past is evoked and the spirits of Ireland, with the bounty from the land, sea and shore, are laid before you in words and pictures...............'
And the introduction goes on to include informative sections on 'Irish Myth and Legend', 'Fairies and Folklore' (including The Leprechaun') and 'Feasts and Festivals' ........
'Irish Food and Folklore' brings to life the traditions, life-styles, and cooking of Ireland.
With over 100 authentic Irish recipes, detailed descriptions of Irish heritage and myths and a glossary of Irish phrases, it is sure to be invaluable and inspirational to all.'
144 shiny high quality pages, split over main chapters:
2. Starters & Snacks
3. Fish & Seafood
5. Poultry & Game
6. Vegetable Dishes
7. Puddings & Desserts
8. Breads & Cakes
plus an introduction, a glossary and a full index which is enhanced by showing illustrated dishes in italics.
Each chapter opens with a black and white, nostalgic photo and relevant text:
Soup has always been important in the Irish diet.Read more ›
This is a wonderful book combining great Irish cookery with Irish folklore - I cannot fault the fact and fun inside it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Her first major book 'In an Irish country kitchen' is an outstanding work tracing the culinary history of Ireland set against the colourful social development of the island.It is Easy to read and beautifully illustrated.If you cannot travel to Ireland then read this book and you'll be transported there.
'Irish Food and Folklore' is her third Irish book (she has other subjects close to her heart and her other books include a beautiful Salad book now also available in softback, and the very recent 'Vegetable Book').
'Irish Food and Folklore' is a super introduction to the essence of Irish food. Read about the myths and legends that have contributed to many people's fascination with Ireland and try the many easy to follow traditional recipes which really do work!
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