Many people around the world, and particularly in the United States are drawn to the magic and mystery that is Ireland. This mist covered island is the source of many stories and much shared history, but did you know that it’s also the source of some really great food in he 21st century? Ireland has seen a revolution in recent years and the emergence of her culinary traditions are now also coming to life on the world stage. So, a food blog dedicated to the best of Irish cuisine right here in the USA seems fitting, and this is why I’m here!
Coming from Co. Armagh, in the heart of rural Northern Ireland, I learned the techniques of the Scots-Irish culinary tradition from my family who had generations of experience in the Irish hospitality & restaurant business before deciding on a move to the United States with my husband Gary in the 1990’s. After spending a short time in the Boston area, we settled in Roswell Georgia, just outside Atlanta, where I started my own gourmet food business called ‘Shamrock and Peach’. Specializing in Scots-Irish cuisine, I have worked hard at creating my own unique food fusion by blending the techniques of my homeland with the new found flavors of the South to great acclaim.
I also teach Irish cooking at many venues such as Whole Foods and Cooks Warehouse, and have made numerous television and media appearances and am busy throughout the year cooking and catering in Atlanta and beyond. I also love to cook at the Cancer Wellness Center in Atlanta.
A few years ago I started to bring groups of American visitors over to Ireland and before long Shamrock and Peach Tours was born. Each year I lead and guide several tours to Ireland visiting both the Southern and Northern regions.
I hope you enjoy the food and culture on this blog..please let me know what you think!
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Judie the Irish Foodie x