Food and Drink in Ireland by James Kelly, PDF 1908996846

April 8, 2018

Food and Drink in Ireland

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. A previous volume Domestic life in Ireland is also available in print, and online from JSTOR.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, Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire, Frank Armstrong. [Subject: Cultural Studies, Food History, Sociology]


‘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 (05/22/2016)

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About the Author

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.

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  • Title: Food and Drink in Ireland
  • Autor: James Kelly
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Royal Irish Academy (June 13, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: | 1908996846
  • ISBN-13: | 978-1908996848
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