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Irish equivalent of terroir
Posted: 23 December 2011 09:22 AM   Ignore ]  
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The French use the term terroir to capture the characteristics of foods that have unique qualities from the land, climate, farming methods, etc., in which they are grown. With origins in winemaking, some even use the term to describe the embodyment of an overall eating and drinking experience, not only with the food itself, but also the spirit of the moment, the environment in which a meal is consumed, and the people you’re with. In its broadest interpretation, the concept is very similar to the German word, Gemütlichkeit. 

Is there an Irish term that is similar? Something that describes the food-farm connection, the connection between people, food, land and each other?

Posted: 23 December 2011 05:34 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Maybe “dùiche”? (with the length accent on the other side)


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