‘Skilfully weaves a great tapestry of Irish food history’ IRISH TIMES
‘A fascinating read’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘The only book on the social history of Ireland you’ll ever need!’ RICHARD CORRIGAN
Ireland’s Green Larder tells the story of food and drink in Ireland, for the first time. It’s a glorious ramble through the centuries: from the ancient system of the Ceide Fields, established a thousand years before the Pyramids were built, right up to today’s thriving food scene.
Rather than focusing on battles and rulers, Margaret Hickey digs down to what has formed the day-to-day life of the people, drawing on diaries, letters, ballads, folklore and more. Beautifully illustrated and dotted with recipes, there are chapters covering everything from strong tea to the rituals and superstitions associated with food and drink.
Witha light touch and a flair for finding the most telling details, Hickey brings this sweeping history brilliantly to life.