I wasn’t going to write a post for St. Patrick’s Day: I have written about Irish food quite a lot recently and don’t want to seem like a one-trick-pony, but I feel compelled to commit pen to paper – or indeed fingers to keyboard.
I spend lots of time reading about food and visiting foody websites and other blogs and have become a little worn down by the idea that adding green food colouring makes a food Irish. Where did this idea start? I have seen photos of green mash, green bread and green pastry – MacDonald’s even make a minty green “Shamrock Shake”. Now I’m not averse to a pretty little cup cake with shamrock icing but you can take a thing too far.
In retaliation I am making Irish Stew for tea. This is great, tasty, simple food rather than a “theme park Ireland” gimmick and I am going to really enjoy it.
I might have to enjoy it with a Guinness though…