Irish Artisans hit New York

FarePlate NYC

We’re on the countdown now to one of the biggest days in the Irish calendar – St Patrick’s Day and with the growing demand for Irish artisan food across the US, food events like these are popping up across the country. We’re delighted to be associated with Fare Plate in NYC. We’re one of the … Read more…

5 amazing facts you never knew about Irish food!

Ireland is now home to over 5 vineyards When you think of wine, you may think of France, Italy and Spain, or even New World vineyards in Australia, Chile or the US. Rarely does Irish wine enter the conversation. Yet our involvement with the grape goes back 16 centuries and its expertise has guided the … Read more…

Here’s how to make Boxty

We Irish are very inventive with our potatoes. One of the most traditional ways to eat them, especially in the border counties, is boxty.  Boxty is a potato pancake which is basically fried grated potato. This is a very forgiving recipe. The soapier the potato, the better! It’s our version of a rosti and it’s … Read more…

What’s in our first Flavor Box

Irish Artisan Food Products

We have deliberated long and hard over what is in our first Flavor Box. There is just SO much to choose from. These are the final seven which made the grade. Order yours now at www.irishtasteclub.com and do let us know what you think. We love feedback. Our producers do too.   WILD About Nettle … Read more…

Five things you didn’t know about Jam

The Irish call it jam. The Americans call it jelly. Either way, we all love it, but did you know?   The making of jam and jelly probably began centuries ago in the Middle Eastern countries, where sugar cane grew naturally It is believed that the returning Crusaders first introduced jam and jelly to Europe. … Read more…

The Irish love affair with crisp sandwiches

A crisp sandwich is a wonderful thing

  Ask any Irish person if they like crisp sandwiches and I would bet my house that they would all answer with a resounding Yes! There’s something about the crunch of savoury crisps married with soft bread and a smear of Irish butter that just feels like the ultimate soul food for the Celt. Opinion … Read more…

The Irish Food Awards

It’s been one of the most important times in the year for Irish food producers. The Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards were held at the Dingle Food Festival in Kerry on the first weekend in October. The pretty town was thronged with stalls and displays for the thousands of foodies who descend on it. … Read more…

Five things you didn’t know about Irish Coffee

It was invented by a Joe Sheridan in Foynes in the West of Ireland in the 1930s, as a way to liven up air passengers who had just spent 24 hours crossing the Atlantic. The cream floating on the top was meant to mimic Guinness. Adding sugar helps the cream to float. (It makes the … Read more…

The Ultimate Irish Lamb Stew

This is as traditional as it gets. It’s a simple marriage of lamb, potatoes, carrots and onions. The trick is to slow-cook and let all the ingredients get to know each other. You can add celery or leave it out. It tastes even better the next day and freezes brilliantly, so why not make double? … Read more…