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Whiting with turnip and carrot

Saturday, 5 January, 2019

The turnip (Brassica rapa) is a root vegetable grown in temperate climates worldwide and Ireland’s damp weather is ideal for it. The word turnip, by the way, comprises tur- as in turned/rounded on a lathe and neep, derived from Latin napus, the word for the plant. In Scotland, the turnip is often called a neep, while in North America turnip (or neep) usually refers to rutabaga, a yellow root vegetable in the same genus (Brassica) and also known in England as a swede (from “Swedish turnip”). Interestingly, the term rutabaga comes from the Swedish word “rotabagge.”

In Irish cuisine, boiled turnip is a popular side dish with a bacon dinner. Today, mixed with carrot, it accompanied whiting. Delicious, delightful, delectable.

Turnip and whiting


The deep-fried comfort of Donkey Ford’s

Sunday, 2 February, 2014 0 Comments

It has been said that people in Limerick have intentionally injured themselves just so they could visit Donkey Ford’s fish & chip shop after having been discharged from the nearby St. John’s Hospital. Located on John’s Street in one of the city’s many rugged quarters, Ford’s offers greasy comfort at very affordable prices. For example, […]

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