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Food Fare Culinary Collection: The Emerald IsleMost Americans with Irish roots typically prepare corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day dinner, but rarely at any other time during the year. On a surprising note, corned beef and cabbage is not a typical meal in an Irish household. This dish is more of an "Americanism" for the purpose of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. In Ireland, dinner will likely consist of ham or roast lamb, vegetables, potatoes cooked in their jackets, and warm from-the-oven soda bread with plenty of butter. One of the most popular dishes is Bacon & Cabbage with potatoes.

In reality, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is more of a religious holiday which celebrates the life and teachings of St. Patrick.

However, Food Fare has a collection of Irish Recipes for the season:

Food Fare: Irish RecipesBacon & Cabbage, Beef & Guinness Stew, Boxty (Potato Griddle Cakes), Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes/Cabbage), Drisheen (Black Pudding), Dublin Coddle, Fadge (Potato Bread), Gur Cake, Irish Cream Cake, Irish Dumplings, Irish Omelet, Irish Potato Salad, Irish Shepherd's Pie, Lamb Stew, Leprechaun Casserole, Potato Cakes, Shamrock Egg, Soda Bread, Spice Bread, Whiskey Cookies, and many more. Irish Recipes >

The Emerald Isle also contains a brief history of Ireland as well as the history of Irish food, common Irish dishes, Irish tea, cheese, stout and whiskey, potatoes, Irish traditions, legends, folklore and myths; Irish words and phrases, common slang, Irish recipes, and resources for further study. More >

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Food Fare: Valentine's Day RecipesTry some of our Valentine's Day-themed recipes:

Amaretto, Baklava (Greek Pastry), Biscotto Pignoli (Italian Pine Nut Cookies), Boulevardier Cocktail, Chocolate & Strawberries, Cream Brandy, Lover's Cocktail, Mimosa (Champagne & Orange Juice), New York Cheesecake, Pecan Kisses, Plums in Port Sauce, Red Velvet Cake, Spiced Wine, Strawberries Romanoff, Tiramisu (Italian Ladyfinger Pie), Venetian Sunrise, Zabaglone (Italian Wine Custard) among many others. More Valentine's Day recipes >

Cupid's Kitchen contains contains brief histories of St. Valentine and Cupid, St. Valentine's Day traditions and trivia, and dessert recipes suitable for any romantic occasion. More >

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Food Fare: New Years Eve RecipesTry some of our New Years Eve-themed recipes: Arancini (Italian Rice Balls), Artichoke Bruschetta, Aussie Mozzie (Creme de Menthe cocktail), Bombo (spicy rum cocktail), Caudel (Medieval Spiced Beer), Corn Fritters, Couscous Mini Bells, Fondue Neuchateloise (Basic Swiss Fondue), Fried Mushrooms, Ginger Meat Balls, Gougeres (French Cheese Puffs), Gyoza (Japanese Pot Stickers), Hoppel-Poppel (German Eggnog), Keftedes (Greek Deep-Fried Meatballs), Mexi-Dabs (meaty tortilla scoops), Mock Champagne, Mulled Cider, Oysters on the Half Shell, Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Pirate's Last Call (cherry rum cocktail), Pita Pizza Trio, Queimada (Spanish Herbed Wine Punch), Rainbow Trail Mix, Saganaki (Greek Fried Cheese), Sausage-Cheese Balls, Spring Rolls, Stuffed Tomatoes, Sydney Sunrise (Aussie honey-orange drink), and many more. New Year's Eve Recipes >

Our seasonal e-book New Years Eve Aperitifs & Appetizers also contains information about global New Years Eve traditions, typical resolutions, recipes for drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic), appetizers, fun food for kids, dishes for the "morning after" and resources for further study. More >

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