Irish food: no longer soakage for a day on the razz
Our rural Irish ancestors ate bacon and cabbage 364 days a year and only at Christmas was the menu changed - but not as much as you might think. For didn't we bring in Brussels sprouts, which are no more than cabbage balls? And sure isn't ham bacon?
But now men are wearing aprons and oven gloves and cooking the dinner. Weren't they the happy days when the women attended to our every need? A man back then would nearly have to hire in a neurosurgeon to take the cap off his egg. Herself did everything for him.
The Listowel Food Fair kicks off on Thursday, June 18, and ends the following Sunday with a hugely imaginative cheffed-up barbecue and farmers' market. Our Food Fair was the first in Ireland. This year's festival is the 25th and it will be the best yet.