Cabbage Goes Gourmet For St. Patrick's Day
When people say Irish cooking, here's what comes to mind: corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and maybe comforting colcannon - a mash-up of potatoes and cabbage. But Ireland today is also known for some of the finest dining in the world.
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Tip Your Hat to the Cabbage
Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." And in recent years, the cooks in Ireland have begun to agree with him. Cooking has enjoyed a major renaissance in Ireland and fine dining now is the rule, rather than the exception.
New Irish Cooking
On St. Patrick's Day, the air will be rich with the aromas of cabbage, corned beef, crusty Irish soda bread and perhaps a stew studded with potatoes and carrots. These traditional Irish dishes, nostalgically enjoyed by Irish-Americans and other Americans feeling Irish for the day, are a far cry from what is on many Irish tables today.
A St. Patrick's Day Salad
If you think food that celebrates St. Patrick's Day means corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes, it's time to update your thinking about Irish cooking.