Treat Yourself to a Taste of Ireland
What is it about the Emerald Isle? Is it the legends, the myths, the fairytales? Leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows? The lush green countryside, the smiling eyes, the friendly people? Yes, to all of it.
When it comes right down to it, the Irish people really are just that: down to earth. Their warmth and welcoming nature shines through in the local pubs, their natural musical storytelling and their food.
Of course, it all goes down quite nicely with a wee dram of Irish Whisky – we’re told a smart sip of Redbreast can help ease the jetlag! – or a pint of Guinness.
Food, too, is comforting: from hearty Irish Stew and lamb dishes to oysters and salmon – smoked, steamed, cured, it’s all wonderfully fresh from the ocean that crashes on the island’s shores.
RECIPE: IRISH SODA BREAD
Get the taste of Ireland with this fresh, no-fuss soda bread. Makes 1 loaf, preparation and cooking time: 45min › 55min