Irish Chef Reviews Stereotypical Irish Food

Irish Chef Reviews Stereotypical Irish Food

– Really, guys? (whimsical music) – I’m Donal Skehan. I’ve been cooking since
about the age of 10. I grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and today, we’re gonna
try some Irish treats. Lovely. We’ve got potatoes, carrots, cabbage. Got a bit of mustard. This is looking strong. Traditionally, for St. Patrick’s Day, we have bacon and cabbage, but when you understand the origins of what corned beef and
cabbage is all about, it is an Irish dish. This looks pretty good. Let’s try some. Do we have a knife? I’ve been given a fairly extreme knife. It’s tender, right? Mm. Whoo. What sort of mustard is that? That is some hot mustard. It tastes good. It’s got that salty hit. I’m not opposed to a bit of corned beef and cabbage in my life. (upbeat music) Nice. You cannot go wrong with
a plate of fish and chips. As an Irish nation, we eat a lot of fish and chips, but I guess so do the
people in the UK, as well. Nice chips on the side. Tartar sauce comes in
this little plastic thing. I grew in Howth, in Dublin, which is a beautiful
little fishing village, so I have high expectations. Well, let’s check out how the
Americans do fish and chips. (chuckling) Mm. Not bad. Apart from the soggy batter. I could live with that, for the moment, but the flavor is there. It’s been well-seasoned. Go onto the chips, or fries, as you call them in America. Not bad. Not great. As an American version goes, I’m not sure it’s quite there. I think you need to come to Ireland to try a proper fish and chips. (upbeat music) I’m worried about what this could even be. Oh dear God. I think Americans just know how to use the color green. Is it meant to be this thick? Where did you even get green pancakes? Lonking food coloring into something and calling it Irish? The Irish part of me is
still somewhat skeptical. I think it’s time to try some. Oh, there’s layers. Lucky Charms, and what looks
like some sort of green pea. Chewy, sweet, marshmallowy. Why is it so thick? Should there be grains in here? Wow. That’s sugary. I have no idea what’s in here. It kinda tastes like cereal
milkshake that’s green. Nothing necessarily traditional Irish. You could throw in a bit of
whiskey and I’d be happy. Never in my entire Irish life have I had my tongue green. That is the influence of America. No less. (upbeat music) Ah, potato. Probably the most stereotypical thing, when it comes to Irish food, we’ve a long, long history of potatoes. There’s lots of great
ways to cook potatoes. This particular dish has
not celebrated any of those. There’s some kind of stringy hairs in it. With little lumps in them. I don’t think that’s
ever part of the dish, that I ever had. Good attempt, I think? We have moved on from just potatoes, but actually, when it’s a rainy day, and I just want serious comfort, it does come back to a nice mashed potato, a bit of Irish stew, lovely crispy potatoes on top. I love potatoes. Don’t you? Lucky Charms, the most stereotypical Irish thing you could possibly buy. There’s rainbows, pots of gold, don’t know what that is, little peach or cherry, and there’s definitely
none of those in Ireland. This is a bowl of sunshine right there, and a whole host of sugar, as well. You can’t buy them in Ireland. If you ever saw Lucky Charms as a kid, you were super excited. You were drawn in by the sugar, and drawn in by the neon colors. You know what? It’s a bowl of sugar. This is why it’s appealing, and I kinda like the little marshmallows. As much as this is the most
American version of Irish food, I’m not opposed. Mm-hmm. Hmm, mm, mm. Ireland has the most incredible
food scene at the moment, really great food producers, amazing restaurants. We’re a small nation
that has one day a year that is celebrated by the world. If the Americans decide they
wanna paint everything green, fill it with sugar, and turn every milkshake
in the land green, I am on board. Once it celebrates Ireland, and spreads the word of how
bloody brilliant we are, I’m a happy man. I think I might just go off into a corner, and eat these by myself. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. (whimsical music)

100 thoughts on “Irish Chef Reviews Stereotypical Irish Food”

  1. I feel like this is what most Mexicans feel like when an outsider tells them that burritos are Mexican food 😂

  2. I’m going to Ireland next month! I’m so excited to get a taste of the culture! I need some fish n chips!!!

  3. OMG Donal Skehan! I love watching him on cooking shows with the nanas!! And now seeing him in BuzzFeed makes me feel like teared up!!

  4. i saw lucky charms sold…in fallon and byrne in george's street and never, ever looked upon them again. €7 euros for a damn box? Are ye mad?

  5. Huh, I originally thought that the jewish peoples gave us corned beef. The more you know. Either way, the stuff that is actually irish looks really tasty! I wish that I knew a genuine Irishman with a genuinely good recipe for me to try because primary sources are often the most reliable.

  6. Andras, the 63rd spirit, is a great Marquis and has the body of an angel and the head of an owl. He is also a demon.

  7. So if you Americans call chips ‘fries,’
    what do you call fish and chips?
    “Fly down to the chipper (fryer?) and grab some fish and fries??”
    I’m confused

  8. Chips look like they were cooked once. The outside caramelised before the inside cooked through. End up hard inside and sickly sweet outside. Yuck.

  9. No one actually believes that Lucky Charms are Irish. They said Lucky Charms as a joke because they don't know what Irish food is. That was actually stated by the people who responded with Lucky Charms. This blog is ignorant and notice that it did nothing to educate people about what is actually served in Ireland. However the people who guessed corned beef, hash, and potatoes were right. These are traditional Irish dishes and so were the ones who guessed fish and chips.

  10. I've never eaten Lucky charms and I'm 100% Irish and I'm thirteen it really pisses me off when they say we have Lucky charms also I love pops or spuds they are the best

  11. on Camden street in Dublin , there is a Fresh shop that sells all sorts of unheard of imported American shite , its great , I could have sworn I saw lucky charms there , : ))

  12. I have a brined corned beef brisket in the freezer that my wife bought me for Saint Paddy’s day, it’s still there 4 years later!,! Lol 😂 It’s Fried Bacon and Cabbage ffs!,,,

  13. Not really a big Lucky Charms fan tbh, except for the marshmallows, I honestly thought Donal would hate a lotta these delicacies.

  14. Lucky charms are not popular u would never see them in super markets I heard of them one time in an English owned shop in Ireland called homesavers love the savoury food in this we don’t eat green food just normal green food for example lettuce cabbage etc

  15. As a mex American, I’m always amazed how much things Irish has saturated daily living and thought patterns here in California. Not only among us Catholics, but I’ve with passage of time I’ve noticed the black folks in their general eating habits and things kids do have an Irish base, things green, goblins, wishes, etc. I know more about Ireland than I do Mexico.

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