A traditional Irish meal of bacon, cabbage and potatoes.

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Irish Cuisine: It's Not Just Corned Beef and Cabbage

March 10, 2017

Irish cuisine is directly tied to the country’s history, from the production and creation of corned beef for the rich and the British to the Great Famine of the mid-1800s, caused by the potato blight. Ireland continues to grow in the global market, and the country’s cuisine is also evolving. Plus, do you know how to pour a proper pint of Guinness? What’s in an Irish breakfast? How authentic is corned beef and cabbage? And which Irish soda bread is the real deal – sweet or savory? Our experts answer all that and more.


- Patrick Lee, co-owner of the Grafton Group, the restaurant group behind Grafton Street Pub and Grill, Temple Bar, Russell House Tavern, Park, State Street Provisions and The Hourly Oyster House

- Denise O'Neill, chef and partner at Eat With Jack O'Neill, an Irish restaurant and pub in West Roxbury

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