Today, Jody is joined by her best friend, Kara, who just made her first trip to Ireland this summer. Kara is talking about her experience with being gluten-intolerant and eating in Ireland. She also talks about her overall experience with visiting Ireland for the first time.
Did you know that Ireland has had a bit of a ‘food revolution’ for the past few years? While you’ll still find classics like Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Stew on pub menus, it’s likely to be listed next to Herbed Goat Cheese or a Roast Breast of Chicken.
Ireland’s food culture has gone from bland to bazinga – creating ‘must eat’ destinations!
Mary told me, everything she serves is sourced from 5-10 miles away. Fish from the Atlantic Ocean, fresh goat cheese from just down the road, greens from near Galway Bay, herbs from the backyard garden, a fresh bread baked daily by Aidan.
I hesitate to call the food simple, as it tasted anything but. Each sip, bite, and nibble burst with flavor. Paired with the stunning presentation, our entire meal was a feast for the senses.
As I look out my window right now I see a gentle creek parting the rolling hills that will soon be green. The pre-dawn air is still a bit too brisk for the grass to have the smell of morning dew when I open the door to let my dog out. And the only ruined castle I see is made of snow, its frozen turrets slowly dwindling in our glorious spring thaw.