“People don't have the balls to say, ‘Fuck it, I'm Irish. I grew up eating it and I love it.’”
From turnip jack-o-lanterns to apple bobbing fertility rituals, the Irish aren’t short on unusual Halloween traditions. But strangest of them all is barmbrack, a bread laced with fortune-telling rings, thimbles, and coins.
Oh God. There have been some long, alcohol-fueled St. Patrick’s Days. We start with a liquid breakfast—probably Champagne—and invite all the Irish chefs in London.