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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with new and old recipes


March 14, 2018

Celebrate an Irish tradition on Saint Patrick's Day March 17th, even if you aren't Irish. The day in particular remembers Saint Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. Despite his Irish notoriety, Saint Patrick was British. His parents were living in Scotland or Wales and he died on March 17, 461.

The traditional meal is corned beef and cabbage. Although beef was not readily available in Ireland and was considered a luxury so their meal centered around ham, but when the Irish got off the boat in the new world they found...

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