Ireland is not necessarily renowned for its cuisine. When you think of Ireland, you might envision rolling green hills, lifting a pint in a cozy pub, sheep dotted across a rugged landscape, or Conor McGregor flexing. But you might not realize that those green hills surround peat bogs that give Irish whiskey its signature smokiness. That pint of Guinness adds robust flavors to meat and dessert dishes alike. And next to that pint, you’ll often find distinctly Irish succulent lamb staples. I haven’t even mentioned potatoes yet! The point is, Irish food has gotten a bad rap, but I’m here to tell you about this delicious, fresh, and hearty cuisine that’s full of history and heart.