- Mar 23, 2019
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The Irish Reel
Sad to say that Corn Beef and Cabbage is not actually the traditional Irish dish that most people here in the USA think it is. Beef would have been way too expensive in Ireland! They used Pork or sometimes Lamb/Mutton. The Corned Beef thing started here in New York, because due to the large Jewish population and availablility of inexpensive Corned Beef, it was cheaper for the Irish immigrant population to use Corned Beef. So it's actually an American Irish tradition, much like Spaghetti and Meat balls is actually an American Italian dish - both originating in New York.The Irish Reel
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