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The pocket-size World Food guides serve up heaping portions of information on everything to do with eating and drinking in a country. They cover the history and evolution of the cuisine, its staples and specialties, and the kitchen philosophy of the people. Lonely Planet opens the doors on home cooking and traditions, showing how food and drink have become integral to personal and national celebrations, and discovering the myriad of regional cuisines that exist in even the most familiar countries.
Irish cuisine is no oxymoron. Despite a history of hunger, Ireland remains a land of fertile fields, fat cattle, bountiful seas and plentiful gardens. From humble spuds to Galway oysters, this comprehensive guide explores and celebrates Ireland's kitchens, cooks and convivial custom. With Ireland on the cusp of a culinary renaissance, there is no better time to sample its true flavors and gregarious drinking culture.
This guidebook includes:
The complete guide to the culture of eating & drinking in Ireland
Life and language in the country's cultural heartland, the pub
Intimate insights into Ireland's hospitality and sociability
Smooth whiskies and strong stouts on a drinks tour
Guest writers, including Irish comedians and writers Sean Hughes and Ardal O'Hanlon