"Sip the coffee through the cream and enjoy to the full this delectable brew. It was invented at Shannon Airport, one bitter winter night, to speed a dispirited American traveller on his journey across the Atlantic. The ingredients are:It seems, by 1959 the proper way to serve an Irish Coffee was documented by a number of sources. The following recipe for Irish Coffee which is accompanied by an Irish Toast was harvested from a very special Irish cookbook titled 250 Irish Recipes; Traditional & Modern published by Mount Salus Press in Dublin in 1959. I’m saving the contents of this book for St. Patrick’s Day but I just couldn’t wait to share this:
Cream---rich as an Irish Brogue
Coffee---strong as a friendly hand
Sugar---sweet as the tongue of a rogue
Whiskey---smooth as the wit of the land
He continued with…”Man alive, that stuff would make your toes open and shut.” If that quotation frightens you off, then ask for a black coffee and Irish Mist.
Theodora FitzGibbon was born in London and educated in England and France. She was the author of more than 30 books, most of which were about food, and included her encyclopedic Food of the Western World, which took her 15 years to complete and covered some 34 countries and 32 languages. It won the Glenfiddich Special Gold Medal in 1976, and in 1987 she was awarded the Prix Choucroute First Prize for European Food Journalists at Bonn. Her best-known book is A Taste of Ireland…
For those of you who may have not "met" Marcela yet, she is a Polish student living in Cracow who blogs in both English and Polish. Amongst other things, Photography is her passion. The name of her blog is Torta Della Figlia. There you will find delicously inspiring recipes such as these Empanadas with Red Lentils. Marcela is having a Worldwide Contest for Chocolate Lovers at her blog. She is generously offering 4 prizes with a Lékué Macaron Kit going to the 1st place winner! The contest is open until February 7, 2015. So, all you chocolate lovers better get a move on! And, Good Luck!!!
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