Sometimes visitors to our blog ask us
what food is traditional in Ireland.
This is a tricky question because Irish food
comes under a lot of influences.
Our food is influenced by our neighbours in the UK,
countries in Europe
the USA and beyond.
If we ask the children in school what their favourite food
is they will say pizza and spaghetti bolognaise,
both of which are Italian food.
Children also enjoy pasta from Italy.
Chinese, Indian and Mexican food is also popular.
Children like burger and chips which is an American food
and fish and chips which comes from the UK.
Traditionally a lot of our food was potato based.
We boil them and chip them,
bake them and mash them.
Potato cakes are a traditional Irish food.
They are delicious.
We eat a lot of meat in Ireland.
Irish stew is a traditional dish.
Mmmmm… It’s tasty!
This is called an Irish Breakfast
but it is very like an traditional English Breakfast.
Porridge is a traditional breakfast in Ireland too,
but many children in school prefer
toast or cereal like Rice Crispies or Coco Pops.
Grown ups drink a lot of tea
but coffee is becoming more popular.
Apple, rhubarb or blackberry pie
would be considered very traditional.