The Best of traditional Irish foods cooked with modern flair. This book by Biddy White Lennon provides insight into many traditional Irish celebrations and gives you recipes to enhance the celebrations.
The Irish calendar provides many days for feasting and traditional celebration: St Brigid's Day, which announces the spring; St Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Bealtaine (May), Bloomsday, Lughnasa (August), Hallowe'en, Women's Christmas (Nollaig na mBan). Then there are the newer festivals that celebrate the rich harvest of our seas and fields -- The Galway Oyster Festival, the Wexford Strawberry Festival. These sixty recipes offer a tempting selection of foods for all these occasions, as well as for christenings, weddings and wakes.
Details of customs, folklore and Irish regional food traditions provide a fascinating background to the recipes.