Bizarre Foods: Ireland Pictures

Andrew Zimmern travels to Cork and Dublin, Ireland, for the ultimate smoked salmon and more. Go behind the scenes with Andrew to get his take on the food, people and amazing culture of Ireland.
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'Beyond these arches hang some of the finest smoked meat in Ireland courtesy of Fingal Ferguson and the Gubbeen Smokehouse in County Cork Ireland.'

'The tools of the trade at Ireland's finest charcuterie producer Gubbeen Smokehouse in County Cork.'

'Andrew and self proclaimed meat nerd Fingal Ferguson chow down on venison salami in the smokehouse at Gubbeen in County Cork Ireland.'

'Andrew taking direction in proper seaweed foraging techniques from County Cork resident Clovisse Ferguson.'

'Andrew sharing a fresh foraged limpet with Clovisse Ferguson, of the acclaimed Gubbeen farm near Schull County Cork.'

'A selection of Irish and French cheeses on display at Cork's English Market in County Cork Ireland.'

'Andrew and chef Kevin Thornton investigate a haul of foraged greens and herbs at Kevin's restaurant Thornton's in Dublin.'

'Locally raised Irish beef moss and herbs served on a pedestal of ancient bog oak in the kitchen at Thornton's in Dublin.'

'Andrew taking in the aroma of smoked Gubbeen cheese alongside cheese expert Giana Ferguson of the acclaimed Gubbeen dairy in County Cork.'

'Andrew slicing off a piece of young Gubbeen cheese made in the picturesque fields near Schull in County Cork.'

'Andrew's first glimpse of a piece of butter aged approximately 3000 years courtesy of locals Maurice and Conor Lane in County Kildare Ireland.'

'Andrew and Chef Kevin Thornton pose with a piece of ancient history goat butter unearthed from the bog in County Kildare.'

'Andrew smelling a slice of pigeon infused with 3000 year old goat butter and a bog oak sauce courtesy of Dublin chef Kevin Thornton.'

'A finished dish of pigeon finished with Bog Oak sauce and Irish carrots potatoes and shallots, courtesy of acclaimed Dublin chef Kevin Thornton.'

'The early morning cutting of the curds at Gubbeen Dairy in County Cork Ireland.'

My favorite smoked fish on earth, Irish salmon, hanging in the smokehouse at Frank Hederman's Belvelly Farm.