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Jonathan Swift Festival 2017

Food
26 November
19.30 | Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Swift’s Food: A Meal from the 17th Century

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eat a candlelit dinner in Saint Patrick's Cathedral drawn from a recipe book handwritten by Dublin woman Hannah Alexander for her family. Hannah and her family lived on Ship Street in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. The meal will be served family-style as it would have been during Swift's time. On the menu: 

Eel, buttered & seasoned, herbs

Fricassee of chicken

Plum olives and pickled cucumbers

Hartichoke, marrows and sweet meats

Pees porridge (mushy pea puree)

Saffron Bread (white yeast bread infused with saffron)

And more.  Served alongside the meal will be historically appropriate Jack Smyth stouts and ales, normally available only at the Boxty House.

The meal will also feature a short talk by writer and folklorist Deirdre Nuttall. Tickets €78. Advance booking is essential via the link below.

Want to try your hand at preparing some recipes from Swift's time? You can buy a copy of "A Book of Cookery" via the link below.
Sponsorship for this event is provided by the Boxty House.

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