The Place for real traditions.Irish Culture begins in prehistory. First was a paleolithic mindset-based on hunting. The spirits of animals aid in this. Groups had totems- birds, boar,for identity. Next came a Neolithic awareness- crops, agriculture,farm animals. Villages and lineages. Multiple gods became single gods with many powers. Chieftains by birth ruled. Next the Bronze age with rule by heroes. We got cookbooks and recipes left the mind. How do we know what to do? That's our purpose.

Irish Chieftain's feast

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Foods of the Ancient Irish

For those interested in the very earliest layer of the cake which is
Irish Traditional food I have provided a link on the right side of the
page to On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish
By Eugene O'Curry. O'Curry was a master of the literature and ancient
texts of Ireland. Go to the table of contents and you will find an
entire chapter on foods. Note the relationship between foods and the law
and ceremony. For the Irish food is much more than just a meal.It held
society together as it should still do today.