Posts Tagged ‘Food & Drink’

Weekly Comment:
Ireland’s Good Friday Alcohol Ban Has Been Lifted

Alcohol can be served for the first time since 1927 on Good Friday in Ireland this year. ℘℘℘ Finding a pint of plain on Good Friday in one of the Republic of Ireland’s world-famous pubs has been nigh impossible (legally) for 90 years. That changed on January 31 of this year, when Irish president MichaelRead more..

Hall of Fame:
Dennis P. Long

When Irish America first interviewed Dennis Long, in January 1986, he was part of a new generation of Irish American corporate leaders. “Irish Americans are really only now reaching the top levels of business, law, finance and politics,” he told publisher Niall O’Dowd. “We’re the third generation and we’ve paid our dues. It’s now timeRead more..

Irish Whiskey Market Booms Abroad

Irish distillers of the “water of life” are singing “Whiskey in the Jar” this year after sales figures for 2017 have been published. According to the 2012-2018 Export Performance and Prospects report by Bord Bia, Irish beverage exports rose by 8 percent last year, with a global surge in popularity for Irish whiskey by overRead more..

Slane Castle Open for Whiskey Touring

After eight years in the making and two years of building and renovations, a new distillery has opened on the historic grounds of the 18th century Slane Castle Estate, 30 miles north of Dublin. Much of the distillery is located in the estate’s Georgian stables, dating to the 1750s, which have been completely retrofitted andRead more..

Sláinte! The Irish Pig, Part II: Everything but the Oink

How the Irish used every part of the pig to create varied and resourceful dishes. ℘℘℘ Anyone who has ever visited Ireland has encountered one of the nation’s legendary feasts: The Irish Breakfast. When I was a child, my journey to enjoy that treat was a lot shorter. All I had to do was rollRead more..

Sláinte! The Gentleman Who Pays the Rent

Edythe Preet’s first of a two-part series on the Irish pig. ℘℘℘ Whenever I travel to a place I have visited before, the first thing I do is make a beeline for a foodie treat found only there. In Hawaii, it’s Spam musubi, a sushi-like morsel of seaweed, rice and WWII’s famous canned meat. InRead more..

Barbara Lynch:
Cooking for the City She Loves

With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her Southie neighborhood to one of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country. ℘℘℘ “Seven minutes and a world away” is how Boston chef Barbara Lynch describes the two places she has straddled inRead more..

First Word:
The Joys of Cooking

Our cover story on top chef and restauranteur, Barbara Lynch got me thinking about my first forays into cooking, which involved wrestling with a Stanley wood-burning stove. I have fond memories of that black-iron beast, and the time I spent practically hugging it for the warmth that it threw off. Always cold as a child,Read more..

Sláinte! My Own Personal Seanachie

Edythe Preet writes about her father’s love of literature and storytelling.  ℘℘℘ June always finds me thinking about my Father more than usual. It’s Father’s Day month, his birthday was the third, and strawberries, his favorite fruit, are in season. Naturally, his birthday cake was always strawberry shortcake. Dad loved strawberries so much that whenRead more..

Dairy State Bans Kerrygold Butter

There was statewide outcry in Wisconsin when much-loved Irish butter brand Kerrygold was outlawed at the end of February, due to a 1970 law that dictates all butter sold there must be subject to scrutiny by a panel of experts, who ruled that the grass-fed dairy cows used by the brand were noncompliant with theirRead more..