Saturday, March 6, 2021

Irish food, famine, and drinks talks

St. Patrick's Day - March 17 - means lots of talks on Irish food, drinks and the Irish Potato Famine or the Great Hunger (1845-1852). An American ship brought relief. A new journal. And a new project - FoodCult.

Mar 1 Mon 6-7 AM The Irish Traveller Shelter Tent and Griddle Bread. NUI Galway Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day 2021. HERE

Mar 7 Sun 2:30-4 In A Wild Irish Kitchen. foraged plants into “recipes using traditional & modern methods… from wild ice cream to remedies… early spring: wild garlic, wild leeks, cleavers, nettles…” Tanya Jordan. Wild Food Events. Donation. Ireland HERE /

Mar 8 Mon 2 'Excuse me dearest Madam I did not send this sooner’. Regarding the domestic in the collections of the National Library of Ireland. Collection of 18th cen recipes. Dorothy Cashman. National Library of Ireland HERE TAPE may be HERE

Mar 9 Tue 6:00 Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian Mission. “In 1847, the USS Jamestown set sail from Boston loaded with food for people suffering … famine in Ireland. Starts with Irish music and images. Author Stephen Puleo. The National Park Service, Boston Harbor. Charlestown Navy Yard HERE TAPE HERE

Mar 13 Sat 3-3:30 Ode to Irish Whiskey! How made, distilleries, pot stills. “course focuses on the history and cocktail stories.” Horseations HERE TAPE HERE

Mar 13 Sat 3:30-6 Guinness Beef Stew and Irish Boxty. Cook, learn “some Irish history, and some food science for good measure.” Melissa. Til It's Done $20 ($10 for just recording) HERE /

Mar 14 Sun 10am Irish Tea History: Comfort and Rebellion in a Cup: The Story of Tea in Ireland. Irish tea, history. Tea, Irish soda bread, Kerrygold butter. Karen Donnelly. Starfish Junction Productions. $39 HERE

Mar 14 Sun 2-3:30 Enchanted Irish Afternoon Tea. “origins of afternoon tea, followed by enchanting tales of food, heritage, folklore and history from the island of Ireland.” BBNY GROUP LLC $15 HERE

Mar 14 Sun 3:30-5 Have you ever eaten a shamrock? Once common to eat, five main types, which edible. Tanya Jordan. Cul Stories. donation HERE

Mar 16 Tue 3-4:30 Traditional Irish Cooking. “Irish recipes full of traditional & heritage from our land.” by author Chef Brian McDermott. €25 HERE

Mar 16 Tue 6:30 Whiskey 101 Pt 3: Production. “differences between the production methods and maturation of Irish, Scotch, Bourbons, etc.“ Julia Ritz Toffoli, Kurt Maitland.” Museum of Distilled Spirits $35 HERE /

Mar 17 Wed 2-3 Patrick’s Words and Worlds: A St Patrick’s Day Event. Dr Sharon Arbuthnot and Maire Ni Mhaonaigh authors of A History of Ireland in 100 [medieval Irish] Words. Food and feasting section. The Institute of Irish Studies HERE

Irish words by the authors of A History of Ireland in 100 [medieval Irish] Words Museum of literature Ireland MoLI podcasts. HERE

Mar 17 Wed 6 Irish Famine Migrant Stories in Ontario. Virtual exhibit of personal histories of migrants and their Canadian caregivers. Dr. Jason King, Robert G. Kearns, Dr. Mark McGowan, Dr. Laura J. Smith. Ireland Park Foundation HERE TAPE HERE

Irish Famine Migrant Stories in Ontario online exhibit HERE

Mar 17 Wed 7 Drink Me, I'm Irish. History of Irish Whisky, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Guinness Stout. Tammy Coxen. Needham History Center HERE

Mar 18 Thur 9:30-11 PM The Magic of Irish Whiskey w/ Curated Irish Whiskey Kit Tasting by New York Adventure Club. Tape for 1 week $10 HERE

Mar 31 Wed 1 Potatoes and Ale: An environmental history of a British plate. Potatoes and barley. “long histories, both crops were transformed in the twentieth century to suit a changing environment.” Whipple Museum of the History of Science UK HERE

Mar 31 Wed 2-30 Baking for Easter. Donegal, Ireland. Chef Brian Mc Dermott €25 HERE

Apr 16 Armchair Traveler: Foods of Ireland. “Irish food history and culture, an exploration of a typical 3-course meal.” Bristol Public Library CT HERE

European Journal of Food, Drink, and Society (EJFDS) A new peer-reviewed open access online journal. HERE

FoodCult: Food, Culture and Identity in Ireland circa 1550-1650.
“A five-year project funded by the European Research Council... brings together history, archaeology, science and information technology to explore the diet and foodways of diverse communities in early modern Ireland.” HERE

Irish Potato Famine or the Great Hunger (1845-1852)

Alexis Soyer's Dublin Soup Kitchen 1847 images and description in post HERE

Famine Pot (“workhouse pots”) for soup in Edenderry, relief systems Pt 1 HERE, workhouses, cast iron government supplied under the Soup Kitchen Act 1847, Pt 2. Dr Ciaran Reilly. HERE

Irish Famine Pot: the humble pots that saved a nation. Website w/ many images HERE

Hungry Words: Female Petitions during the Great Famine. Dr. Ciaran Reilly. 2015 Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland Conference. Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. HERE

Sacred and Sacrilegious Women’s Testimonials: The Grey Nuns and Maria Monk, Famine Irish Migrants, and the Montreal Fever Sheds in 1847-1848. Dr. Jason King. Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland Conference. Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. 2015 HERE


Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (5th biennial) - Food and Disruption: What shall we eat tomorrow? 50 peer reviewed papers with the talks. and all offered for free. May 25-29, 2020HERE TAPES of past programs HERE

Eating Abroad, Remembering Home: Violent Disruption, the Irish Diaspora, and their Food Parcels, 1845-1960 TAPE HERE Paper HERE

What Shall We Cook Tomorrow? Ireland on the Kitchen Front during war TAPES HERE

Protecting the Next Generation of Irish Craft Butchers, TAPES HERE

Blog post on Dublin Symposium HERE

First image from 'Views of the Famine: Contemporary newspaper articles and illustrations from the Great Hunger in Ireland, 1845-52' website.HERE

©2021 Patricia Bixler Reber
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