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  1. #1
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    Food from Ireland.

    I'm back form a great vacation in the Emerald Island.

    We ate and drank a lot!!!. Food is expensive. Resturarants are great. The waitspeople are very robotic. They don't speak unless spoken to. Friendly but very professional. Tipping is not expected. But a 10 % tip is very much appreciated. The portions are large.

    We cooked a lot of meals in our house which had a pretty well equipped kitchen. The super markets are as well stocked as in the US but a lot of different things you won't see here. Very little chicken. But a lot of pork and beef. Very lean. (I had to add a little oil to the pan to cook sauage !)

    It was a special holiday and the old woman at the local pub cooked mutton pies. Was that ever fantastic. After the 2 crusted meat pie is cooked it is allowed to cool to room temperature. When it is served the cooled pie is put in a bowl of hot lamb broth. hmmmmmm.

    Here is a meal you wouldn't expect to find. We had these in a pub called the Seven Hogs which overlooked the Bay of Tralee.


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    My favorite meal was Mutton Stew. I still remember eating it. Da-uuuuum it was good. That night I got the worst case of food poisoning. It was good-and bad.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    My favorite meal was Mutton Stew. That night I got the worst case of food poisoning. It was good-and bad.
    I guess you weren't counting sheep that night !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    I guess you weren't counting sheep that night !!


    Jack ..... counting sheep ??????? I saw some aweful tall boots in his garage.
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb2 View Post
    Jack ..... counting sheep ??????? I saw some aweful tall boots in his garage.
    Honest Ossifer, I'm just trying to push er through the fence!
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Did you try the black & white pudding ?

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    I would love to travel there. Maybe when I'm an old codger my wish will come true. Any other cool pictures of the country ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    I would love to travel there. Maybe when I'm an old codger my wish will come true. Any other cool pictures of the country ??
    Matt, I posted these over on the other channel. Maybe you missed them.

    http://www.*************.com/showthr...ctures+Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by ncboston View Post
    Did you try the black & white pudding ?
    No. I never heard of that. I drank black & tans. What is black & white pudding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    Matt, I posted these over on the other channel. Maybe you missed them.

    http://www.*************.com/showthr...ctures+Ireland



    No. I never heard of that. I drank black & tans. What is black & white pudding?
    Looks like sausage links, but is actually sheep's blood flavored with spices. When I tried it I kind of looked like Tom Hanks in the movie BIG ( if you remember the face he made).

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    Hey ncboston, If you want to try great b and w pudding go to The Classic Cafe on mass ave in Arlington and order the irish breakfast. A truly geat meal.

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    Living in NC now. Originally from Southie and Dorchester. Wife's from Quincy. Ordered the Irish Breakfast @ a place down the Cape - The Irish Village. Excellent entertainment, beer, and awesome food. Check it out if you ever get a chance. You will not be disappointed.

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    Smile

    I recommend the Irish grain products.

    Matt Michel
    Service Roundtable
    www.serviceroundtable.com

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