Although Ireland is stereotyped as a land of meat and potatoes, the Gaelic culture has a rich and complex history of plant-based consumption. Indeed, vegan and vegetarian politics were a part of the nationalist resistance to British colonization. Plant-based consumption has been associated with times of hardship and famine, but vegan and vegetarian diets were also a major part of indigenous foodways long before British colonization. This presentation will examine many centuries of Irish diets, focusing on the interplay between consumption and colonial oppression and resistance.
All welcome - This event is free, but booking is required.