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History of Irish Food with Regina Sexton Pt2

Season 4, Ep. 30


Excite about Part2 of our Irish Food History!

The Irish palette, is coarse like an oat cake. Fatty from butter and meat, and salty from preservation of food.

What animal shaped the culture of Ireland more than any other? I'll give you a clue with this amazing myth and story. Táin Bó Cúailnge, the story of the cattle raid of Cooley!

What's the relationship with fish and seafood? What if an alien came down to Ireland and saw this island, surrounded by sea, and thought the Irish would eat a lot of fish, what is the reality and how it has been shaped by history, poverty and religion?

And what about the famous bog butter?

Regina Sexton is Food and Culinary Historian, Programme Manager MA in Food Studies and Irish Foodways, University College Cork. She has been researching and publishing in the area of Irish food and culinary history since 1993. As such, she is the best possible person to takes us through an adventure through the history of Irish foodways!

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