Ireland

Food, wine, beer and spirits in Ireland.

Irish beer

When you think of Ireland, one of the first things you might think of is beer. And for many, they think of Guinness, a stout beer that has been brewed in Ireland since 1759.

Food in Ireland

If you’ve ever had traditional Irish food, you’ll know that it’s made from inexpensive, simple ingredients and there is a “no waste” approach to food. This comes from a long tradition and history of poverty for a large portion of the population. Of course, Ireland has come a long way and times have changed, but the traditional meals are still grounded in this long, rich history.

Colcannon

Total time
45 minutes
Yield
4 servings

Traditionally made with potatoes and kale, or cabbage, Colcannon has been a staple in Irish homes for hundreds of years. This classic dish combines the two vegetables along with a few other ingredients to create a warm, creamy delight.

Brown soda bread

Total time
1 hour
Yield
2 Loaf

The original recipe for Irish soda bread uses only four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk or sour milk. Soda bread is best when it is still almost warm.