Potato and Fresh Herb Soup

This is one of the most delicious of all soups when made with good Irish potatoes and the bonus of fresh herbs which would have been found in a monastery garden years ago. According to Dr Synott of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, culinary and medicinal herbs are likely to have been brought from [...]

Pigs’ Tails with Swede Turnips

Pigs’ Tails with Swede Turnips. Pigs’ tails are irreverently known in Cork as ‘slash farts’ or ‘pigs’ mud-guards’, they are still available in Cork’s English Market. Mrs Cullinane cooked these pigs’ tails for me in her home in Ballymacoda and very tasty they were too. Serves 6   6 pigs’ tails 1 swede turnip, peeled [...]

Irish Colcannon Soup

In Season: Year round Colcannon is one of Irelands best loved traditional potato dishes. Fluffy mashed potato flecked with cooked cabbage or kale. This soup uses identical ingredients to make a delicious soup