The Upsetter: Soda Bread
And its real place in Irish History
The emergence of soda bread as the pre-eminent and the best-loved bread ever made in Ireland did not evolve from a charismatic, enduring culinary tradition.
Traditional breads in Ireland, in fact, were oatcakes, barley bannocks and breads leavened with barm beer and soured potato juice.
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