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Irish Food and Cooking

See also: British Food & Cooking

Selected Books

For additional titles, browse Cooking -- Irish

Allen, Darina
Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The Time-Honored Ways Are the Best -- Over 700 Recipes Show You Why
TX643.A44 2009x
The "Julia Child of Ireland" pulls together 600 pages of skills based on her "Forgotten Skills" courses at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. Allen said she started the classes because "People would ring in and say do you teach people to pluck a pheasant or fillet a fish or to make a bit of yoghurt or to build a smoker or to keep chickens?" Read more...
Allen, Darina
Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook
TX717.5.A4383 2001x
Darina Allen runs the Ballymaloe Cooking Schook and offers readers over 100 basic kitchen techniques and more than 500 recipes. She also wrote The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking which showcases traditional Irish cooking with recipes for limpets, cockles, periwinkles, pigeon pie, woodcock and snipe, black and white puddings.
Allen, Darina
Irish Traditional Cooking
Many of these are original recipes from historic cookbooks and manuscripts so they will give you an interesting taste of bygone days and customs. For instance there is a recipe for Pigs' Tails (irreverently known in Cork as "slash farts" or "pigs' mudguards") with Rutabaga. Can't get more interesting than that!
Allen, Darina
A Year at Ballymaloe Cookery School
q TX717.5.A4398 2007x
With more than 125 recipes, this is a celebration of fresh produce and good food and is an invaluable guide to making the best of seasonal produce.
Andrews, Colman
The Country Cooking of Ireland
q TX717.5.A53 2009x
Meticulously researched and reported, this cookbook includes 250 recipes and more than 100 photographs of the pubs, the people, and the Irish countryside. It was the James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year for 2010.
Armstrong, Alison
The Joyce of Cooking : Food & Drink from James Joyce's Dublin
TX717.5 .A76 1986
Recipes for over 200 dishes mentioned in the writings of James Joyce, including Jugged Hare, Combustible Duck, and Bubble and Squeak.
Bowers, David
Real Irish Food: 150 Classic Recipes from the Old Country
TX717.5.B69 2012x
Bowers was born and raised in Ireland but married an American and now lives in New York City. He wrote this with Americans in mind, so they wouldn't think that all Irish food was overcooked corned beef and mushy cabbage.
Campbell, Georgina
Ireland for Food Lovers
A great book with lovely photographs for both the traveler to Ireland and the cook that wants some authentic recipes. It is a guide to the restaurants, shops and markets in each region of Ireland, with recipes for the classic dishes.
Johnson, Margaret M.
The Irish Heritage Cookbook
TX717.5.J64 1999
Roughly 44 million Americans of Irish descent, though understandably proud of their heritage, have grown up with a shocking degree of cultural deprivation with regard to the culinary traditions of their ancestors. For most, Irish cuisine means potatoes, corned beef, and cabbage. Now at last, The Irish Heritage Cookbook will set the record straight. Margaret Johnson offers a much-needed fresh perspective on what Irish cooking is all about.
Johnson, Margaret M.
The Irish Pub Cookbook
TX717.5.J642 2006
Talk about the luck of the Irish! One of the most beloved of Irish institutions (there are more than one thousand in Dublin alone), the traditional pub has served generations as the venue for local gossip, sporting news, a ceilidh or two, literary soirees, real estate deals, political debates, revolutionary plots, and, lest we forget, for knocking back a pint of Guinness or a "ball of malt." The food's not bad either!
Johnson, Margaret M.
The Irish Spirit: Recipes inspired by the legendary drinks of Ireland
TX726.J644 2006
The Irish Spirit combines the Emerald Isle's favorite recipes with a touch of ale, stout, cider, or whiskey, creating terrific new flavor combinations.
Johnson, Margaret M.
The New Irish Table
TX717.5.J638 2003
Author Johnson's love of Ireland permeates page after glorious page of mouthwatering Irish dishes. These 75 recipes reflect the traditions of the national cuisine and also showcase the most exciting new tastes from the home cooks and professional chefs who're part of the culinary renaissance in Ireland today.
O'Mara, Veronica Jane and Fionnuala O'Reilly
A Trifle, a Coddle, a Fry : an Irish Literary Cookbook
TX717.5 .O46 1993
Each chapter is devoted to an Irish author and his/her characteristic dishes. For the vegetarian George Bernard Shaw there is pinhead oatmeal porridge and vegetable goose with ibsen sauce; for James Joyce a Bloomsday breakfast and roast goose; for Samuel Beckett sticky buns and gooseberry fool.
Yenne, Bill
Guinness: The 250-Year Quest for the Perfect Pint
HD9397.I74 G859 2007
What could be more Irish than a pint of Guinness, Ireland's most famous export? Fans consume more than two billion pints a year!

Web Sites

  • Ballymaloe Cookery School
    The only cookery school in the world located in the middle of its own 100-acre organic farm. Run by cookbook author Darina Allen.
  • Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)
    Bord Bia promotes Irish food and drink under the banner, Ireland - The Food Island. In their consumer section, they offer recipes, both contemporary and traditional, using Irish meats, eggs, and dairy products. Recipes include Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes, Traditional White Soda Bread, Irish Stew, Braised Beef in Stout, Traditional Bacon & Cabbage with Mustard Sauce, and Colcannon.
  • Epicurious Search: Irish
    Included in this Gourmet/Bon Appetit collection are Irish currant and raisin cake, Irish brown bread, Irish soda bread with raisins, Irish stew, Irish bacon and cabbage.
  • Food Ireland: Recipes
    At this food importer site, you can buy all the ingredients you need for an Irish breakfast: Irish Sausages, Irish bacon, Black Pudding, White Pudding, and beans.
  • Global Gourmet: Ireland
    Links to basic information on Irish cuisine with selected lists of menus, recipes and other texts.
  • Good Food Ireland
    A promotional site for Irish food and producers covering Food Shops, Culinary Accommodation, Restaurants and Cafés, Cookery Schools, Producers, Pubs and Bars, Markets, and Festivals.
  • Traditional Irish Cuisine
    A selection of Irish recipes
  • Ireland's Eye: Irish Recipes and Baking
    Recipe exerpts from the Appletree Press title: A Little Irish Cookbook. Includes Barmbrack, Beef in Guinness, Boxty.
  • Irish Abroad: Recipes from the Irish Kitchen
    Recipes contributed by members of Irish Abroad. Included are classics like cod cobbler, Dublin coddle, Irish stew.
  • Wikipedia: Irish Cuisine
    This article gives an overview of Irish food, its typical ingredients, and a list of traditional Irish dishes and beverages.

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Irish Restaurants in Pittsburgh

  • Claddagh Irish Pub
    A new chain restaurant in South Side Works serving some Irish dishes and drinks, including Guinness stout, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, beef and Guinness stew, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash.
  • Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub
    Pittsburgh's largest Irish Pub, located on the Northside.
  • Molly Brannigans Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant
    Located in Mt. Lebanon, Molly Brannigans offers some traditional Irish dishes like fish and chips, Guinness stew, corned beef, mixed grill, boxty, bangers and mash.
  • Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub
    The Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub offers traditional Irish specialties such as Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie, Fish & Chips, George Bernard Shaw Platter (vegetarian), Bangers & Rashers With Mash, and Ploughman's Platter. It also offers pints of Guinness, Smithwick's Ale, Murphy's, Harp Lager, and Boddingtons.
  • Piper's Pub
    A British pub on East Carson Street on the South Side, Piper's pub offers traditional British and Irish dishes, including breakfasts and boxty.