We have lived here nearly 2 years and will be returning to the UK for personal reasons but the thing that is so dissapointing is the quality of meat or lack of.
We have bought from Tesco, Garveys and Lidl and have to say it's been mostly either tasteless or pretty tough when cooked.
We like a roast dinner and today had a New Zealand leg of lamb from Lidl and it was appalingly tough. It was cooked properly and everything as normal and my Grandparents cooked it so have 67 years cooking experience.
Last week we bought a fresh chicken from Garveys and put it in the fridge to use the next day and sniffed it before cooking and it had gone off
Took it back for a refund.
We have not found a decent place to buy quality meat. We just love Waitrose in the UK or Asda for good deals.
My relative in Western France says the Irish leg of lamb was superb and so cheap at 4 euro on promotion. Saw a freezer lorry with Tralee on the side.
Is it the case that the decent quality meat gets exported?
Spuds we only buy the baby ones from lidl otherwise they just turn to mush.
Where do you go in Kerry for good quality meat and spuds? We love the big spuds for going in the oven.
Thanks Stove Fan