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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.

On Christmas Eve, Feast Italian-Style

The Feast of Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, calls for serving seven individual seafood dishes. Instead, I invite friends to share this Feast of Seven Fishes, a colorful dish which includes seven kinds of fish and seafood.

Buffet Table Tips for People with Diabetes

Eating the right foods to control your blood sugar means being prepared and planning ahead. If you choose wisely and watch how much you eat at a buffet, you can have a delicious meal and feel good too.

Treat Mom to a Healthful Mother’s Day Brunch

Treating Mom to a special home-cooked breakfast is a great opportunity to create family teamwork. These oatmeal pancakes are not only delicious but healthy, too, and their preparation is no more time-consuming than more standard fare.

Celebrate the Foods of Mexico

Here in the States, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Latino culture. And in America, culture, of course, means food. Learn about a good way to start a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the cuisine of Mexico.

Ham How-To: Essentials for Easy, Elegant Easter Ham

Along with pastel-colored eggs and baskets of goodies, Easter in America has always meant ham. But aside from upholding tradition, there are other reasons for making ham the centerpiece of your holiday table.

An Easter Egg Story

Easter usually falls around my birthday, and so Easter eggs have often been part of my birthday celebrations. We also came up with creative uses for the eggs, like this…

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.

Saint Patrick’s Day Greens

It can be fun to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Some, of course, go the whole route with dyed green food, from beer to bagels, but you don’t need to resort to dyes to find delicious, healthy green foods.

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.

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