Traditional Irish Food

At our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course, learners from different nationalities were asked to research and share their thoughts about traditional Irish food with the class. 

Are you curious to know what they chose & what did tell about it? Check it out: 

  • Stew: ‘Stew is the most traditional Irish food. It’s made with vegetables and beef or lamb. It is easy to find this dish in pubs around Ireland.’ (Flavia)
  • Soda Bread: ‘I tried that soda bread when I was working in a Coffee Shop. I think it is soft. I’ll try to bake it one day. I love Irish food!’ (Liz)
  • Irish whiskey: ‘Irish whiskey is normally distilled three times, so it has a large percentage of alcohol. I’ve tried to drink it once but I didn’t like it.’ (Gabriela)
  • Coddle: ‘It’s made from pork sausages, rashers, potatoes and onion. The name means to cook in the water below the boiling point. It seems taste!’ (Razan)
  • Champ and Colcannon: ‘It is a type of mashed potato mixed with kale, cabbage, scallions, leeks or chive.’ (Beatrix)
  • Gur cake: ‘It is a pastry confection traditionally associated with Dublin. The filling contains a mixture of cake or bread crumbs, dried fruits and a sweetener.’ (Solange)
  • Boxty (Irish potato Pancake): ‘This fried potato pancake is popular in the North-West of Ireland. It’s made of finely grated raw potato with flour, butter, milk and egg.’ (Alejandra)


Want to learn an Irish recipe?

Learn how to bake your own soda bread (with Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs) with a true Irish cook from the West of Ireland, on Connemara Kitchen YouTube channel. Watch it now: