Program 307: Irish Cuisine; Taming the Columbia River
Release Date: 11-17-2012
Ireland's Celtic Tiger economic boom improved the quality and variety of what the Irish like to eat. We'll look at trends in Irish cuisine from its culinary capital of Kinsale in County Cork. We'll also examine the effects of the Columbia River's massive hydropower dams that fuel the Pacific Northwest, where the price of cheap energy goes beyond what shows up on the electric bill.
- Barry Moloney, tour guide based in Kinsale, Ireland
- Call-out to Martin Shanahan, proprietor of Fishy Fishy Café in Kinsale, Ireland
- Journalist Blaine Harden, author of "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia River" (Norton)
- Barry Moloney conducts walking tours of historic Kinsale.
- Martin Shanahan's restaurant in Kinsale is called Fishy Fishy Café.
- Martin Shanahan hosts a cooking show on Ireland's RTE TV called "Mad About Fish."
- A review of the food scene in County Cork, written during the height of the Celtic Tiger economic boom in Ireland.
- The website for the Dingle Food Festival which Barry mentions includes a number of food-related links in the region.
- Barry recommends the Good Food Ireland website for planning food-related travels in Ireland.
- The famine-related exhibits that Sarah McCormic visited are the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum in Dublin, the Cobh Heritage Museum in Cobh (County Cork), and the National Famine Monument in County Mayo.
- Wikipedia has an extensive entry about the Irish Potato Famine.
- Blaine Harden's website includes a page about the revised edition of "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia."
- Publisher's web page for "A River Lost."