Irish Blogs We Love

Food and Travel,International Food,St. Patrick's Day
March 12, 2014

Five Irish bloggers dish out incredible recipes and stories concerning life on the Emerald Isle.

Irish Blogs We Love
Donal Skehan

Skip the green eggs this St. Patrick’s Day and whet your culinary curiosity with five of our favorite Irish blogs. Filled with authentic recipes and plenty of culinary know-how, we suggest you grab a Guinness and soak up these vibrant accounts of life in the land of saints and scholars.

A Girl Called Jack

Dean Chalkley for Observer Food Monthly

Dean Chalkley for Observer Food Monthly

Socially conscious foodie extraordinaire is the only way to describe Jack Monroe. The Ireland-based blogger is a vocal supporter for hunger and poverty initiatives like Oxfam and Child Poverty Action Group, but also finds time to document her gastronomic masterpieces. Carb lovers won’t be able to resist her take on traditional Irish soda bread with the tangy punch of Bramley apples. For American measurements, use this trusty conversion calculator.

The Donal Skehan Homecooked Kitchen Blog

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan is the culinary triple threat: cook, cookbook author and television personality. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s got winsome, Irish good looks and musical talent to boot. Skehan’s bright blog showcases everything from seasonal menus to traditional Irish bites like Good Auld Bacon and Cabbage, Chili, Garlic and Lime Dublin Prawns, and Irish Stew (pictured above), just to name a few.

Feast: A Dinner Journal

Feast Dinner Journal

Breathtaking photographs (from fellow list-maker Donal Skehan) capture everything from decadent desserts to the misty allure of the Irish countryside. Feast, edited by Ross Golden-Bannon, has a sense of sophistication on par with Food & Wine, but still maintains the down home appeal of everyday on the Emerald Isle. We really can’t get over the Brown Hound Bakery Lemon Temples as a refreshing accompaniment to an early-spring tea.

Terry Lyons

Terry Lyons

Lover of world cuisine, but a faithful devotee to Ireland, Chef Terry Lyons showcases the beautiful simplicity of cooking seasonally. Lyons, too, appeared on a competitive cooking show, making it all the way to the finals on Masterchef. His philosophy on food and entertaining is simple: “Believe in yourself. Cook from the heart. Open your mind to new things.” Just in time for spring, we can’t wait to try Lyons’ Apple Blackberry Tart.

Feast or Famine with Barry Johnston

Barry Johnston

Johnston garnered major attention after his unpredictably-short stint on Ireland’s The Taste. Lucky for us, even though his time on the show is over, he can still be found at Feast or Famine showcasing his fun-loving Irish perspective on cuisine. Sleek monochromatic design, snapshots and candid insights into reality television make the blog a must visit.

For both traditional and inspired Irish recipes we love, check out…

Irish Soda Bread from Spatulatta

Irish Soda Bread from Spatulatta

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, a delightful bread that will be you loads of luck.


Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day

Why St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage isn't as Irish as you think.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Guinness Stout Chocolate Layer Cake

The drizzle for this ridiculously delicious deep chocolate cake employs Guinness's spicy aromatics.


Irish Kona Coffee

The gifts of two islands—Hawaii and Ireland—combine in this winter-time warmer.


Black and Tan Brownies

Creamy stout Guinness beer stars in this chewy rich brownie.


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