Briny oysters slurped from the shell, butter churned from lush pastures, and hand made bread made to ancient traditions. This is Irish food.
Salmon smoked over turf fires, beers brewed from grain grown on Irish fields and vegetables pulled from the earth. This is Irish food.
Honey harvested from the hedgerows, lamb that roamed the mountainside and cider fermented from family run orchards. This is Irish food.
Join us this St Patrick's Day in supporting and celebrating the best of Irish food and drink.
At this time of year, social media becomes dominated by shamrock shaped cake sprinkles and luminous green cupcakes. Yet St Patrick’s day is an opportune time to instead broadcast our real Irish food story. We want to focus the conversation on authentic Irish food and dispel the myths and cliches. This St Patrick’s Day, the Failte Ireland Food Champions invite you to join this important movement by using the hashtag #thisisIrishfood to share food images and experiences that truly represent our food island. Snap a picture of your Irish farmhouse cheeseboard, a selfie with your smoked salmon or a time lapse of your pint of craft beer settling, and post to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #thisisirishfood. We would also love if on 17th March you would share the video above, made by the Perennial Plate to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. This is the culmination of the Perennial Plate's two month visit to Ireland, capturing the people and places that make Irish food among the best in the world.
“After spending two months in the green nation of Ireland from which my family originates, I have a new perspective on the people and landscape, but even more so on the food. Ireland is already known for its generous and gregarious people and it lush and wild landscapes, but its food (unless you consider Guinness a food group) has always been an afterthought for the traveler: no longer. I tasted Native Oysters which might be the best of my life, feasted on the most tender lamb (raised on seaweed and mountain grasses), and fell in love with the traditional Irish butcher shops, bakeries and fishing villages. Yes, Ireland has Michelin starred restaurants and hip coffee shops, but for centuries it’s had what the best of Brooklyn strives for: time honoured traditions using the best ingredients in the world. Travel to Ireland for Guinness, for green fields and awe inspiring cliffs, for traditional music and stone walls, but also for the food.” Daniel, The Perennial Plate More episodes can be found here.