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.

Marking the end of the winter diet of salted meat and dried produce, Beltaine is a time for fresh greens and berries and celebrating nature’s rekindled generosity.
Photography by Joe Coca