Irish food drawings – Day 7 (Saint Patrick’s!)

Day 7
(17th March 2014)

Lunch:

We passed Saint Patrick’s in Derry/Londonderry and, in addition to the beautiful parade, there was the Food Festival; it was composed of a lot of stands with different typical irish foods. To chose what to eat was really not easy, but at the end I went for this:

Abbiamo passato San Patrizio a Derry e, oltre alla bellissima parata, c’era anche la fiera culinaria, composta da tanti stand con diversi cibi tipici irlandesi. Scegliere cosa mangiare non è stato facile, ma alla fine mi son buttata su questo: 

  • Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, BBQ sauce and beetroot cream (delicious!)

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Tea break, dinner, after dinner…whatever:

  • Guinness (yes, I know it’s strange after almost three years of Ireland, but this was the first time we went out and had Guinness!)
  • Harp

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Irish food drawings – Day 6

I’m in late with the posts, but I’ve been two days away for Saint Patrick’s…I’m sure you’ll not mind 😉

Day 6
(16th March 2014)

Breakfast:

  • – Italian Coffee
  • – Cinnamon Swirl (I wish we had this in Italy, I really miss it when I’m not in Ireland!)

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Lunch:

  • Sandwich with boiled eggs and salad cream (this is something that Stevie found a bit strange, but they work together very very good!)

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Irish food drawings – Day 5

Day 5
(15th March 2014)

Lunch:

  • (English) Muffin with butter and Parma Ham
  • Club Orange

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Dinner:

  • (Stevie’s) Spaghetti alla Carbonara
  • Garlic bread —> pane all’aglio, qui usato come una specie di contorno alla pasta (un contorno alla pasta? Ma soprattutto: pane di contorno alla pasta?!? Non dite altro, lo so già… 😛 )

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Irish food drawings – Day 4

Day 4
(14th March 2014)

Yesterday seemed that my italian taste won for a day 😉

Breakfast:

  • (Italian) Coffee

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Lunch:

  • Chickpeas Soup with extra virgin oil (Zuppa di Ceci con olio extra vergine)

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Irish food drawings – Day 2

Day 2
(12th March 2014)

Breakfast:

  • Italian coffee (yes, I have my italian coffee machine too! Or better, I have two, just in case one is not working anymore :P)
  • Muffin (the English one) —> in Italy we don’t know there are even these muffins I find here, I knew just only the sweet american muffins. If you, like me, didn’t know, read the difference here.

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Dinner:

  • Gammon (Bistecca di prosciutto)
  • Sweetcorn (Mais)
  • Potato Wedges with chili

I had a wonderful dinner, cooked by Stevie; it was the first time I had gammon, it’s delicious! I added a bit of extra virgin oil on it and on the sweetcorn, as usual 😉

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Irish food drawings from now to my depart…let’s start!

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Bacon e uova strapazzate – Bacon and scrambled eggs: what I had some days ago in Italy

I found that, without a valid motivation (like all the best things), I really enjoy to draw food. So, again without a valid motivation, I thought to draw every lunch, dinner, breakfast or whatever I’ll have here in Ireland. It’s a good exercise, it relaxes me. So talked the boss. 😉

Mi sono resa conto che, senza una valida motivazione (come tutte le cose migliori), mi diverto un sacco a disegnare il cibo. Quindi, sempre senza una valida motivazione, ho deciso di disegnare ogni giorno pranzo, cena, colazione e qualsiasi altro pasto che avrò in Irlanda. E’ un buon esercizio, mi rilassa. Così ha deciso il capo. 😉

Let’s start: this is the dinner I had last night at Stevie’s house…I know it’s incredible to say for an italian, but I missed irish food’s taste!
A unique plate, composed by:

Iniziamo: questa è la cena di ieri sera a casa di Stevie…lo so che è incredibile da dire per un’italiana, ma mi è mancato il cibo irlandese!
Un piatto unico, composto da: 

  • Roast beef
  • Yorkshire puddings (per gli italiani: guardate qui cosa sono).
  • Potato croquettes (crocchette di patate)
  • Asparagus and long stem broccoli
  • the unmissable Gravy sauce (salsa Gravy)

Even if it’s something that creeps out a bit my hosts, I put some extra virgin oil on my vegetables…making them italish, I suppose 😉

Anche se è qualcosa che disgusta un pochino i miei ospiti, aggiungo un po’ di olio extravergine sulle mie verdure…facendole diventare italish, suppongo 😉
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