Bringing in May: Celtic Recipes For Your Own May Day Feast

Ancient Celts ate and drank heartily during their traditional fire festival on the eve of May Day, which celebrated the return of the light half of the year. From the fulachta fiaolha (cooking pits of the Celtic tribes), this feast features organic flavors of the wild, with foods gathered from the seas, the forests, and the meadows.

Wine spiced with sweet woodruff leaves is a throwback to the ancient Druid practice of using the spring herb to mark winter’s end.
Photography by Joe Coca