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    Learning about my Irish roots

    NorthwestGal
    Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:36 pm
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    I had always known from family stories I heard throughout my childhood that both of my grandparents (on my mom’s side) were from Ireland. I just never knew what part of Ireland. Well, I have recently learned from my aunt that both my maternal grandparents are from County Leitrim.

    So now I am on a quest to learn more about my Irish family traditions, and I want to start with traditional Irish cooking. I have my mom's recipes from her personal recipe box. It just seems so scant for Irish dishes, at least from what I recall of her cooking as I was growing up. But she died in 1992, so I can't ask her. Of her 3 living sisters, 2 are in care (for dementia). The one remaining aunt didn't keep what recipes she had at one time (as she doesn't do much cooking any longer). And she thinks what family recipes I have is probably all that remains.

    I'm just wondering if traditional Irish cuisine varies much from county to county. Is there anything to know about typical Leitrim or Connaucht cuisine?
    Tasty Tidbits
    Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:29 am
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    I wish I could help you Northwest Gal, but I have never even been to Ireland. Hoping that someone with some knowledge will be able to give your some input on this. I do know that Darina Allen is a well known authority on Irish Cookery and runs the Balleymoe Cooking School. there is a lot of information on her page which you can find here: http://www.cookingisfun.ie/
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