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Ireland's food habits and traditions

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Trista Huggett

on 11 April 2013

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Food history in Ireland In 1169 the arrived affecting diet and farmimg. Wheat, peas, and beans became staple foods and food customs were starting to differ.
People begun to cook more complex dishes, and french and italian cooking customs started to influence the cooking of the upper-class.
Into the 1500's the potato was introduced, and after barley 200 years it had replaced
some of the older staple foods such as dairy and oats. The potato then became the mainstay of the irish diet. Then came the irish potato famine in the 1840's.Most farmers grew one certain type of potato, which was highly prone to disease. In 1845-47 this wound up
destroying 2/3 of Ireland's potato crops, and caused over 1 million people to die, and 2 million to emigrate. But once the famine was over the potato was back to being the staple food in the irish diet. So then the farmers started to spray their crops with chemicals to protect from diseases, and as of 2001 the Irish eat more potato's than most other countries in the world. Native foods Grown in Ireland Land forms Ireland has mostly low, central plains
that are surrounded by coastal
mountains. The western coats line is
rugged. With many islands,
peninsulas, headlands and bays. Irish sea Celtic sea Atlantic
ocean Climate Constantly humid
Mild winters
Cool summers
changeable with abundant rainfall and little temperature extremes
The wettest month is April
The driest is August
On average rain, sleet, snow, and/or hail occur 16 days per month! Want to visit Ireland? Ireland-a 84,421 km2 Island- is located in the North-west part of Europe. It is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean(to the west), the Celtic sea(to the south), and the irish sea(to the East) and as a population of about 6,399,115 people. Anglo-Normans-
The Normans who remained in England after the Norman Conquest.
Led by William the Conqueror
The Normans came from the Normandy region of France in 1066 anglo-normans Ireland is known for the quality and freshness of their food. Cooking is usually done without spices or herbs, with the exception of salt+pepper, and food is often served with sauce or gravy. Some common foods grown in Ireland are: Barley
Oilseed rape
Sugar beet
parsnips Foods Ireland is
famous for: Stew -with potato, lamb, and veggies
Whiskey - barley
Soda bread -with soda+buttermilk; often containing caraway seeds and raisins.
Colcannon -Cabbage+mashed potatoes
Champ -Spring onions+mashed potatoes
Boxty -with finely grated, raw potato, mashed potato with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and sometimes egg Food definitions Stew
Soda bread
Boxty Champ Colcannon soda bread W
y Ireland Berries Carrots C
e Cauliflower Sugar beets Oats Rhubarb Pears & Apples In Ireland, potatoes are eaten in most dishes. Ireland loves their potatoes! Traditions The history of Saint Patrick's Day Customs Interesting facts Ireland's food is based on traditional recipes that they`ve had for hundreds of years
They use potato in most of their dishes
They consume 131.1 liters of beer each year
The white potato is also known as ``The Irish``potato
Guinness-the irish brewed beer- is drank more on St Patrick's day St Patrick's day On March 17
Wear green
A public holiday
A 3 to 5 day celebration
tons of drinking (Known as "drowning the shamrock") Christmas Place a lit candle in the window on christmas eve
After christmas eve dinner, the table is re-set with a loaf of bread with seeds+Raisins and a pitcher of milk to welcomw Mary and Joseph, or any wandering traveller (Nowadays mince pie+a bottle of Guinness is set out for "Santa")
Traditional christmas dishes: Spiced beef, christmas goose, mince pies, Christmas Cake, Christmas puddings with brandy or rum sauce, brandy butter+cream etc... Hospitality is valued
Similar to America, large portion sizes are common in both household and restaurants
Breakfast used to be the largest meal of the day but is now much smaller
Dinner is now the largest meal of the day and is usually eaten after work or school
Women must use utensils at all time My family's customs/traditions We don't always eat at the table
We sometimes eat different meals
The biggest meal we eat is dinner
We eat lunch and breakfast whenever each of us wants
We eat holiday meals with other relatives Ireland serves larger portion sizes than we do
they're largest meal is dinner whereas my family eats relatively normal sized meals
they eat dinner after school or work, while we eat between 5-6 pm after school/work or not
We both eat holiday meals with other relatives Compared to Ireland's Bibliography http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-to-Japan/Ireland.html
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