Tuesday 18 September 2018

'Half of Irish people have never eaten coddle - and 27pc have never eaten colcannon'

Coddle by Anna Haugh
Coddle by Anna Haugh
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

50pc of Irish people have never eaten coddle - and a further 10pc have never even heard of it, according to new research.

According to research from hotel group Jury’s Inn, traditional Dublin coddle, colcannon and the modest Waterford blaa are at risk of dying out.

Some 38pc have never eaten a Waterford blaa, 43pc have never eaten Boxty, 27pc have never eaten colcannon, and 39pc have never eaten a spice burger.

However, one in five people still indulge in a weekly bowl of bacon and cabbage.

Some 1,000 Irish people were surveyed for Jury’s research. The research gives one insight into Irish people’s changing eating habits.

But Shephard’s Pie is still enjoyed at least once a week by 20pc of us, and traditional Irish Stew by 17pc. 

Nine in 10 Irish adults eat potatoes at least once a week while 15pc of adults say they eat potatoes every day.

Some 78pc of adults have reduced their consumption of potatoes by substituting them with other types of food. These include rice (55%), pasta (50%), salad (31%) and sweet potato (29%).

Commenting on the findings, Suzanne Cannon, Head of Marketing at Jurys Inn said: “Our research shows that while some Irish meals are enjoyed regularly, there are many other great Irish dishes that many of us have never tasted or even heard of!

At Jurys Inn, our menu reflects the changing tastes of our guests, so they have an international flair. However, this St. Patrick’s Day, our Parnell Street hotel will be offering a special menu featuring some tasty traditional dishes.”

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