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If you ever come to Ireland you will find that   "traditional Irish food" is evolving rather rapidly and that the tradition lamb stew or bacon and cabbage is largely reserved for the tourists! The famine happened because the Irish could afford little else but potatoes but with increasing standards of living comes a remarkable diversification of food tastes. There is still a focus on natural fresh home produced produce, but a huge amount of ethnic food of every hue as well. You can still get the traditional fry up for breakfast in pubs and B&B's but even there there is increasing variety. Gastronomic standards have improved amazingly with even a lot of pubs serving good food. So your chef may not be as inauthentic as you think!

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