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This Old Chef: Blog & Recipes

It's that time of year again!

You're either really Irish, or you wish you were!

So do yourself a favor, eschew the supposedly traditional corned beef, et al., and look back to The Auld Sod (or to This Auld Chef!!!) for some more authentically Irish treats!

Case in point:  fish 'n' chips may be ubiquitous in Irish pubs (and I do  love them), but nothing says "Ireland" like a perfect slab o' salmon with some crispy or creamy potatoes on the side...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I know, I know... but the family names are McCann, Kavanagh, McCullough, Shannon, Murphy, O'Gara...

Clearly... I have no choice.






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Irish Soda Bread for St. Paddy's!

Posted on March 15, 2019 with 0 comments


Following a large number of requests... I'm going to repost a recipe for soda bread today...

Bear with me... and be prepared, I like a far more traditional recipe... no fat and no sugar or raisins...

So... while I have a few minutes...


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Seriously, not the best name, I realize... but boy, was it good!

I had thawed some chicken breasts for dinner a few days before, and there was just about 1 1/3 left that needed to be used...

I knew that I also had cilantro and canned black beans and some powdered chiles.

You see where I’m going?

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Light and Luscious Cranberry Ice Cream

Posted on February 26, 2019 with 0 comments


Looking for a great way to use that bag o' cranberries taking up room in your freezer?

Have I got a surprise for you!

As you well know, I am a huge fan of the late, great Barbara Tropp.

Her game-changing light ice creams have been in my repertoire since I first encountered her China Moon cookbook years ago...


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