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Passing on family recipes

Recently my son Harry had to write and cook a family recipe that represents his heritage. So, he decided to make traditional Irish Stew, which is a huge favourite in our house.

Many people make their stew by placing alternate layers of meat, onions, carrots and potatoes and then stew it for a couple of hours. When made in the traditional manner this dish is thick, hearty and not thin like a soup. It is a very easy recipe and perfect for Harry to learn to cook for dinner. To say he was very proud of himself at the end is an understatement - he loved learning to cook and I'm so glad that I have these photos that document his first meal.