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

Monday, February 25, 2008

Irish Soda Cake

SODA CAKE.— Take one pound of flour. half a pound of moist sugar and rub
in half a pound of butter, lard, or dripping. Then take four eggs well
beaten, a teacup- full of milk a little warm, and half a tea- spoonful
of soda dissolved in the milk. Mix all together, and put It Into the
oven immediately.

Flour, 1lb. ; sugar, 1/2 lb. ; butter, lard, or dripping, 1/2lb. ;
eggs, 4 ; milk, 1 teacup full soda 1/2. • teaspoon full. . Two hours will bake it In a quick oven.

-Source:The Dictionary of Daily Wants.,Robert Kemp Philip, 1861