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March 11, 2009

A bit o’ difference for St. Paddy’s Day dinner

Here it is, March already, and the St. Paddy’s Day pipes are a-callin’ once more!

Over the years, the celebration of the day has taken on increased significance in the United States.

An interesting aside to all this Irish excess is that to the folks in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t nearly as big a deal as it is in the states. As one emigrant from the Emerald Isle recently explained to me, it’s a religious feast day, but that’s about it.

When most Americans think of a dinner for St. Patrick’s Day, they think first of corned beef and cabbage.

The downside to this single-day obsession with corned beef and cabbage is that we overlook the many other magnificent examples of Irish cuisine with which we could celebrate St. Patrick’s feast day.

While many so-called gourmets will turn up their noses at any cuisine that originates in the British Isles, the fact is the Brits are outdone by no one when it comes to preparing a good stew.

The reasons for this are both obvious and practical. In the cold, damp climate of the British Isles, the creation of a good soul-warming stew has become an art form.

So here are a few suggestions for celebrating the upcoming holiday that do not include corned beef and cabbage.

Irish stew has nearly as many different versions as pasta sauce, so don’t feel bound to the ingredients listed here. Indeed, many versions are lacking in peas, but I think they give the dish the appropriate touch of green in honor of the day.

The grasshopper pie is, I admit a bit o’cheatin’. It isn’t especially Irish, but I include it because of its appropriate green color.

Finally, for you traditionalists, here’s a great recipe for Irish coffee. You must promise to make it with real Irish whiskey, though. There’s a BIG difference!

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