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    The Irish Culture of Food

    The Irish Culture of Food

    “When one looks at an Irish crowd one could almost tell the diet of most of them. These anaemic girls have tea running in their veins instead of blood. These weakly looking boys have been fed on white bread” – that’s what the writer George Russell also known as AE had to say about the Irish diet in the last century – Irish food and cooking has often been characterised as lacking a cuisine or gastronomic flare unlike other European countries such as France – is this because of colonisation or the Famine and lingering guilt about that tragedy? To ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0130/501105-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-30-january-2014/?clipid=1406006
    Story of the Jews

    Story of the Jews

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0916/474476-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-16-september-2013/?clipid=1311606

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