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Old 16th March 2018, 01:22 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
I'm still not getting it. What is the connection between St Patrick's day and corned beef?
Corned beef is nasty stuff, often requiring mental impairment to allow eating.

St. Patrick's day is known for increased consumption of alcohol.

Seems legit to me.
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Old 16th March 2018, 01:39 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
I'm still not getting it. What is the connection between St Patrick's day and corned beef?
Ireland produced a lot of corned beef for export (much of it to the US) in the 19th and early 20th centuries before Sth America took over the trade. Because it came from Ireland it became part of the American perception of Irish cuisine although in reality it wasn't a major part of the Irish diet.
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Old 16th March 2018, 02:27 PM   #203
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In the United States, consumption of corned beef is often associated with Saint Patrick's Day.[16] Corned beef is not considered an Irish national dish, and the connection with Saint Patrick's Day specifically originates as part of Irish-American culture, and is often part of their celebrations in North America.[17]

Corned beef was used as a substitute for bacon by Irish-American immigrants in the late 19th century.[18] Corned beef and cabbage is the Irish-American variant of the Irish dish of bacon and cabbage. A similar dish is the New England boiled dinner, consisting of corned beef, cabbage, and root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and potatoes, which is popular in New England and another similar dish, Jiggs dinner, is popular in parts of Atlantic Canada.
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Old 16th March 2018, 03:31 PM   #204
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Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
I'm still not getting it. What is the connection between St Patrick's day and corned beef?
St Patrick famously banished corned beef from Ireland.

A far more popular move than St Euphonobious casting the spiders into Australia.
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