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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Corned Beef Irish Thing

Sorcha Hyland is never afraid to speak up for clarification of things Irish in the KC region, and she's quoted extensively in the Lawrence Journal-World. Seems, much like the Hoffenpurpenburgers don't eat purple peppers, that Sorcha never tasted Corned Beef until she moved to the US:
Corned beef is not something Irish people eat, the Lawrence resident says. It’s cooked there mainly for tourists. I tasted my first corned beef when I came here.
The article theorizes a bit about the Corned Beef without actually mentioning the origin of the dish.

It's fairly well documented that Irish immigrants in New York in the late 1800s were introduced to Corned Beef by the Jewish Community, taking to it as a cheaper and available subsitute for the actual dish of Irish Bacon consumed back in Ireland.

Oh, and Sorcha doesn't drink Green Beer.

The article also has recipes for Irish Stew, Colcannon, Soda Bread, and Nettle Soup


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