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Food and Drink in Ireland

by  Elizabeth FitzPatrickJames Kelly
€25.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

April 2016

Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9781908996848

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Though subjects of enduring interest in their own right, food and drink are still more revealing archaeologically and historically when they amplify and illuminate broader societal behaviours and trends. This multi-disciplinary collection of fourteen essays explores the collection, cultivation, consumption and culture of food and drink in Ireland from the beginnings of settlement in the Mesolithic to the present. Among its themes, it engages with what the first settlers gathered; how people ate in Neolithic times; cooking in the Bronze Age; the diet of rich and poor in the medieval era; the impact of conquest on culinary patterns; the differences in the diet of different classes in pre-Famine and the impact of the Famine; the history of haute cuisine in Ireland; the impact of modernisation in the twentieth century, and the changing role of drink in society.

This book was commissioned by the editors of the Royal Irish Academy’s journal: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C.

Contributors: Graeme Warren, Jessica Smyth, Richard P. Evershed, Alan Hawkes, Cherie N. Peters, Susan Lyons, Fiona Beglane, Madeline Shanahan, James Kelly, Regina Sexton, Ian Miller, Rhona Richman Kenneally, Diarmaid Ferriter, Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, Frank Armstrong.

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Reviews:

'If you are what you eat, then Food and Drink in Ireland [...] gives a fascinating insight into who we have been on this island all the way from the early Mesolithic food gatherers through to 20th-century beef eaters and beyond'. Aoife Carrigy, Irish Independent. Full review here.

'[T]he academic Food and Drink in Ireland edited by Elizabeth FitzPatrick and James Kelly [...] shows where we have come from in terms of our eating traditions and habits. Useful for culinary students'. Irish Examiner. Full review here.

‘The contents of this ground-breaking volume offer a "feast" of research’. Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, Newsletter (Winter 2016). Full review here.

About the authors

Elizabeth FitzPatrick

Elizabeth FitzPatrick is a personal professor in archaeology at the School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway, a director of the Discovery Programme and a fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. Her research and publications concern topographies of power, place-making, landscape and settlement, and concepts of territory, among medieval Gaelic peoples. She has a particular interest in knowledge that can be acquired at the interface of disciplines. Professor FitzPatrick also leads cross-disciplinary publication projects important to Irish identity and cultural life, among them the RIA thematic volumes (with J. Kelly) on Food and drink in Ireland 2016, and Domestic life in Ireland 2011. She was archaeology editor of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C, 2007-15.

James Kelly

James Kelly, MRIA, is Cregan Professor of History, and head of the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University. He was previously head of the History Department at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. He has written extensively on eighteenth-century Irish history. His publications include Prelude to Unions: Anglo-Irish politics in the 1780s (Cork University Press, 1992); That damn's thing called Honour: Duelling in Ireland, 1570-1860 (Cork University Press, 1995); Henry Flood: patriots and politics in eighteenth-century Ireland (University f Notre Dame Press, 1998); Poynings’ law and the making of Law in Ireland, 1660-1800 (Irish Legal History Society, 2007); Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746-1818,ultra-Protestant  ideologue (Four Courts Press, 2009); Poynings' Law and the making of law in Ireland, 1660-1800 (Dublin, 2006) and Proceedings of the Irish House of Lords, 1771-1800 (3 vols, Dublin, 2008). Clubs and societies in eighteenth century Ireland (edited with M.J. Powell) (Four Courts Press, 2010); Sport in Ireland 1600-1840 (Four Courts Press, 2014), and The proclamations of Ireland, 1660-1820 (5 vols, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2014). He is currently president of the Irish Economic and Social History Society, and a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. He has served as co-editor of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, section C since 2008.