|Photo by avlxyz|
Also, Freckle Bread is simple raisin bread; Black Pudding is made with pig's blood; Soda Bread is a quick bread made with raisins (okay, it's better than that sounds, but you get the idea); Wheaten bread is soda bread made, I think, with some whole wheat flour; The Black Stuff is dark ale, probably Guinness; Colcannon is a dish made from cabbage, potatoes, and leeks; Brack is a sweet bread for tea, usually with fruit; Coddle is a one pot meal of bacon, sausage, potatoes, onions, and maybe barley and carrots and a few other things. And by the way, bacon is not bacon. Not sure if you can find American type bacon in Ireland, but I haven't been everywhere. Rashers is bacon and that's more like thick ham.
|Colcannon Photo by cyberpenguin|
Here are a few other tips: Coffee is much, much, stronger. Be warned. And if you get hungry for chicken salad, wait until you get home. A chicken salad sandwich in Ireland is bread, cold chicken, and some lettuce. Scones are wonderful, but as varied from restaurant to restaurant as they are in America.
I'm not knocking the food, though, not at all. Try something new when you're in Ireland. Fish and chips might not be new, but I don't know how you can go to Ireland or England and not have some. And don't forget the tea and biscuits! :)
|My Irish Wheaten bread, which tasted better than it looked.|