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Jim Quinn describes the way in which is mother would do the grocery shopping when he was child.

In this extract Jim Quinn talks about grocery shopping in particular he remembers his mother would go to Hafner's Butchers in Henry Street to get sausages and puddings. He says everything you needed was in walking distance of your house, there were…

Jim Quinn reflects on the changes in the types of food eaten during his lifetime.

In this extract Jim Quinn reflects on the changes in the types of food eaten during his lifetime. He remembers that people would buy things like sugar, tea and coffee loose in brown paper bags. He remembers that butter used to come in giant slabs and…

Jim Quinn talks about his favourite food as a child.

In this extract Jim Quinn talks about his favourite food as a child. He remembers eggs, bacon and puddings for Sunday morning breakfasts as well as colcannon at particular times of the year. He also remembers that Ringsend which is close to where he…

Marie Murphy recollects the food that she used to eat as a child, and still does.

In this extract Marie Murphy recollects the food that she used to eat as a child and still does. She notes that a lot of the food that was quite common when she was young is now very difficult to get or is very expensive. In particular she remembers…

Seamus Marken remembers the food that he loved to eat when he was younger.

In this extract Seamus Marken recalls the food that he loved to eat when he was younger. He remembers that his mother was an excellent cook and he loved anything that she made. However he specifically remembers loving lamb's tripe with liver and…

Hugh Smullen describes his grandmother's cooking.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about his grandmother's cooking. He remembers that she was a good cook and that she used to cook on a range that was heated by the fire. They had no gas and no cooker just the fire and a…