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What ingredients make Irish coffee?

Hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream

What were the main ingredients in Poitín?

Poitín (Poteen) is a drink distilled from potatoes or malted barley

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, what is it made from?

Mashed potatoes, with kale or cabbage and spring onions

What are the ingredients for Coddle?

Sausage, streaky rashers, potatoes and onions

Which part of Ireland is Coddle traditionally associated with?


What are Crubeens?

A traditional Irish food made of boiled pigs' feet

What is Drisheen?

A type of black pudding, unique to County Cork

What is Boxty made from?

A traditional Irish potato pancake, often cooked on a cast iron griddle over an open fire

What ingredients go into Irish Stew?

Lamb, potatoes, carrots and onions

What is Champ made from?

Mashed potatoes, chopped spring onions with butter and milk, (like Colcannon)

What dish is often referred to as a 'full Irish'?

A breakfast meal of bacon, sausages, eggs, black & white pudding, tea, toast & brown bread

What is dillisk (or dulsk?)

A sea vegetable which is harvested and dried, can be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to salads or other dishes

What is Carrageen Moss?

An edible seaweed

What culinary uses has Carrageen Moss?

It is used in soups and desserts and is also a traditional remedy, as a hot drink, for respiratory ailments

What is Porter Cake?

A rich fruit cake made with Guinness

What is Bairin Breac (pronounced 'bawreen brac')

Barmbrack or Irish Hallowe'en Cake

What would you expect to get if you ordered a 'Baileys'?

An Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur