Irish coffee

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Irish coffee is a hot coffee beverage that includes liqueur and whipped cream. The cream can be whipped although some recipes do state that it should not be whipped.

The coffee is drunk through the cream in much the same way as a cappuccino.

The beverage was said to have been invented by an Irish chef known as Joe Sheridan while there are also GermanAustrian, and Danish varieties.

There is also a tendency to name some other varieties of coffee beverages after the region in which it originated such as adding rum to make Jamaican coffee or Scotch whiskey to makingHighland Coffee.

To make Irish coffee you will need around 1.5 fluid ounces or a jigger of Irish cream liqueur,1 jigger ofIrish whiskey, 1 cuphot brewed coffee, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoonwhipped cream, and 1 dashground nutmeg.

To prepare first combine the Irish cream and Irish whiskey in a coffee mug and fill the mug with coffee. Add sugar to taste, then top with a dab of whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg.

Whatever way you make it, enjoy!

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Steve Coogan talks about his new film

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Irish actor Steve Coogan has a new film and he says his Irish Catholic roots had a big role I his new film “Philomena”.

The film, which also stars Dame Judy Dench, tells the story of Philomena Leean Irish woman who was forced to give up her son for adoption in the 1950s and then later goes on a search for the boy.

Coogan, who is also a producer, along with his co-writer Jeff Pope, has won a best screenplay award for the film at the Venice Film Festival.

The boy depicted in the story, Anthony Lee, eventually became an advisor to then-presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, but eventually died of AIDS before he was able to meet his birth mother.

Coogan, a devout Catholic himself, says he wanted to tell the stories of persons who were devout Catholics who became victims of the system of the times.

He said that the story of Philomena is a story of a lot of people who still practice the Catholic faith “with diligence”. Philomena Lee opened at the Irish Film Institute last week to good reviews.

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Shepherd’s Pie, hearty filling food

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Whether you call it a Shepherd’s Pie or a Cottage Pie, if a down-home hearty meal is what you’re searching for then this dish is the tasty, filling, traditional choice.

Shepherd’s Pie is an English or Irish dish traditionally made with mashed potatoes, mutton or lamb but is now most often made with minced beef. It can be topped with cheddar cheese for an extra zingy flavour.

The ingredients include two pounds of potatoes, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, garlic, salt, grounded pepper, dried thyme, ¼ all-purpose flour, 2 pounds ground beef, 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 large onion chopped, tomato paste, ½ cup peas, and 6 carrots diced.

To prepare first preheat the oven to 450. Boil potatoes until tender; Drain and crush with milk. In a separate saucepan, heat vegetable oil, add ground beef, flour, onion, carrots, thyme, garlic, peas, and tomato paste. Cook beef until browned.

In a casserole, pour beef and carrot filling. Add the potato topping using a spatula to spread over beef. Add grated cheese and bake in an oven for 20 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit five minutes before serving.

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