An Irish food glossary (continued)
Quality program run by Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board)
Savoury mixture of potato, wheat flour and butter.
with 1,450 members who provide information to customers
on how the food they serve is produced and where it
Harvested in many Irish waters. Also known as a langoustine or
Variety of wild blueberry used in desserts and for
The berries of a rowan tree, also known as the
Hot breakfast platter consisting of grilled rashers of bacon,
sausages, black and white pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes,
potato cake and fried or poached egg.
The fruits of the blackthorn tree and are suitable
Good Food Circles
In a number of areas, restaurants come together to form good
food circles and publish guides listing all members.
International organisation of artisan food producers and
consumers, dedicated to ensuring the diversity and future of
small-scale, farm food production using traditional methods.
Prime cuts of pork loin, lightly brined and smoked.
Farl is an old word for a quarter. A flat white soda bread,
shaped into a round, cut into triangular quarters and baked on
To ‘kipper’ a herring is to split it, bone it, lightly salt it, then
smoke it. Eaten at breakfast.
Taste of Ulster
Quality eating initiative promoted by the Northern Ireland Food
An alcoholic drink made from fermented honey.
and Drink Association. Members are committed to the pursuit
of excellence in food and service, and are dedicated to the use
of the finest quality local produce.
Crisp, savoury biscuit made with oatmeal and water; served
Uncooked beef smoked over turf (peat).
Home-made distilled spirit – a practice that is illegal in Ireland.
Made from a brew consisting mainly of barley, it has a
The same as Full Irish but fried, with the addition of fried soda
distinctive dry and grainy flavour with a delicate aftertaste that
farl and (sometimes) baked beans.
becomes sweeter as it develops.
Made with bacon off-cuts, offal, onion, oatmeal, herbs and
A fruit cake in which the liquid used is porter (a light variety
Honeycombed toffee – speciality of Ballycastle, County Antrim.