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Irish Food, it’s not as bad as you’ve heard.

Food.  I think we can all agree, it’s pretty freakin’ great. To be honest I heard horrible things about Irish food prior to arriving in Ireland.  I heard it was nothing to write about and not to exciting.  Let me tell you, that could not be further from the truth.  If you know what you’re looking for that is.  Sure there is always soda bread and blood sausage, but there is also seafood and potatoes and cheese and pork and beef.  YUM! The list is endless.  Sure you can get all those things in the states but here the differentiation is that its actually fresh.  This stuff is straight from the farmlands.

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You can actually taste the freshness.  It’s pretty wonderful.  If I could I would spend every night at a new restaurant eating new dishes to satisfy my cravings and yearning for deliciousness.  Unfortunately I can not, because, money.  Stupid stupid money. But it’s okay because it gives me the chance to try out some new recipes in my own kitchen such as this delicious little number.

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Rice, zucchini, and free range chicken. The ingredients are cheap and fresh, and keep me pretty healthy. (Look mom I can cook!) And I didn’t burn down the kitchen. Go me.

And to make your mouths water even more, let me tell you about the pastries and desserts.  Mhmm.  In my free time I spend all my time in coffee shops filled with freshly baked croissants, cakes, and tarts.  I’ve fallen in love with coffee, lattes and especially mochas.  These little hole in the wall coffee shops, put so much care and expertise into each cup of coffee, like its their work of art.  It really is art.

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So next time the topic of Irish food comes up, please correct the person who says it has no flavor or lacks finesse.

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