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Uibheacha Friochta and other ‘egg’ terms in Irish Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

(le Róislín) Last blog we talked about “ispíní” and other breakfast foods, including some brief references to “uibheacha friochta,” “uibheacha scrofa,” “uibheacha scallta,” and “uibheacha bogbhruite.” Let’s take a look at a few more terms referring to eggs, ways to cook them, types of eggs, and maybe a seanfhocal or two.  Can you think of…

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Cad Is *Tófurcaí Ann? Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

(le Róislín) Is bia veigeatórach é “tófurcaí,” déanta as tófú nó as seitan (prótéin chruithneachta) i gcruth builín (loaf) nó i gcasaról.  Cá ndeachaigh an litir “t” a bhí san fhocal “turcaí”?  An áit chéanna ina bhfuil an litir “t” a bhí san fhocal Béarla “turkey” nuair a cumadh “tofurkey.”  Imithe mar gheall ar rith…

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Béile Lá Altaithe i Meiriceá Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

(le Róislín) Speaking of “goile,” here are some sample foods you might find on the biachlár for a typical American Thanksgiving meal, and also the terms for the different courses in a meal, not quite from “anraith” to “cnónna,” but along those lines.  “Glasraí” has many possibilities and there are two choices for “an príomhchúrsa”…

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Ag Comhaireamh Turcaithe (Counting Turkeys, in Irish) Posted by on Nov 3, 2011

(le Róislín) Last blog we looked at the phrases for counting pumpkins.  Counting anything in Irish is never just a matter of learning the words for the numbers (aon, dó, trí, or amháin, dhá, trí, etc.).  It also involves possible changes to the beginning of the word for the item you’re counting.  Remember, for “puimcín,”…

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A Práta by Any Other Name: Téarmaí Bia agus Cócaireachta (Food and Cooking Terms) Posted by on Jun 23, 2009

(le Róislín) What better place to begin a discussion of Irish cuisine than with the potato?  Still one of the príomhbhianna (staple foods) of Ireland, potatoes may be served in two or even three different ways in one béile (meal).  Typical styles of preparation would include: prátaí bruite or beirithe (boiled), prátaí friochta (fried), and…

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