Irish Soda Bread, the P.K. Way

Monday, March 17, 2014

Prefer Irish Brown Bread? Click here for my recipe. I’ve learned a lot in my recent research on Irish soda bread thanks to the interwebs. For example, traditional Irish soda bread contains little more than flour, baking soda, buttermilk, and salt. In contrast, the sweeter Irish American versions often include butter, eggs, sugar, raisins, and caraway seeds. And of course…

Irish Brown Bread: An Old Favorite, the P.K. Way

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Prefer traditional Irish Soda Bread? Click here for my recipe.  St. Patrick’s Day will always hold a special place in my heart, and it’s not because I’m Irish. I’m not. But I did spend three years working in an Irish restaurant during high school, my first job in the industry. I have many fond memories of my time there, from…

Irish Recollections (May Include Year-old Soda Bread)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bussing Tables in an Irish Pub: My First Restaurant Job Still looking and tasting great, one year later! At the tender age of 15 I began my first job at an Irish pub named Finn MacCool’s, which apparently is named after a giant, semimythical character from an ancient Gaelic legend (semimythical?). My first restaurant job of many, I bussed tables and…

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