The food and cooking from St. Patrick’s time was healthy, high in energy values, and free from modern methods of preservation and extension of shelf life. With the recent movement back to shoots and roots in full swing, Saint Patrick’s Plate explores a healthy diet, inspired by the saint and his saga, with over 60 recipes using ingredients still available today.
The recipes in this book are derived from cooking methods used in the 5th century and the ingredients that were available to St. Patrick. For a few dishes, I have drawn inspiration by adapting recipes from the Roman Empire and using modern ingredients. All the recipes are easy to produce, and where possible, I have attempted to keep
preparation time to around 30 minutes and use fresh ingredients that are easily available. The dishes in Saint Patrick’s Plate can contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. Eat well!