By Kathy Strahs
A really thought-provoking topic came up on Facebook the other day: what does “authenticity” really mean when it comes to ethnic cuisines? I’ve gone back and forth, trying to define it in my own mind, and I think I found some answers as I worked on getting these Irish Blueberry Scones “right”.
I wanted to make some “real” Irish scones for St. Patrick’s Day, so I messaged my friend Kerily to see if her Irish in-laws had a recipe they loved. Within hours, her sister-in-law, Una, generously replied with hers. Right off the bat, I could tell I probably would not be able to perfectly replicate Una’s scones for a variety of reasons: