A recent article from The Independent which appeared on Facebook over the weekend, shared by the Irish Food Writer’s Guild, caught our attention. Slow Food UK is working with top chefs in the country to reintroduce forgotton foods to their menus. It seems customers in some of Great Britain’s top dining spots may soon be tucking into the likes of Huntingdon Fidget Pie and other old fashioned English dishes that time has left behind.  In Ireland, the Slow Food movement is headed up by none other than our own Ballymaloe Cookery School marvel Darina Allen. She and the national team of Convivium Leaders of the Slow Food groups in Ireland have done much to protect Irish heritage foods and ingredients from extinction. Irish Seaweed and the Waterford Blaa, among others,  have received that attention in recent years. Darina is a campaigner for traditional Irish foods and kitchen skills and we know she is well supported in that cause throughout the Good Food Ireland network and by her colleagues in Slow Food. The Independent article asked readers what forgotten foods or dishes they would like to see reintroduced to modern restaurant menus. We wondered the same thing here. Irish Stew, Bacon and Cabbage, Cruibins, Tripe and Drisheen, Corned Beef, Soda Bread, Boxty are considered heritage foods of old Ireland,  some of which have now become hallmark dishes in many Irish pubs and restaurants. Are there other old favourites you’d like to see making a comeback? Let us know here.