St. Patrick's Day Tradition
March 6, 2018 7:09pm CST
Corned beef and cabbage is not a tradition in Ireland. There the cows were not used for their meat but their strength in the farm fields. It is a sacred animal and a symbol of wealth. England is actually who introduced Ireland to the potato. They are the beef eaters. Lincoln had corned beef, potatoes and cabbage for his first Inaugural Luncheon back on March, 4, 1861. The actual traditional St. Patrick's Day meal in Ireland is lamb or bacon. It is a day of family and religion. Pubs were closed by law in Ireland until 1970. No green beer there.
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@celticeagle the gamey taste turns a lot of people off of it and that ick you are talking about is that gamey flavor that the enzymes and proteins of this type of meat carry. You got to think what a sheep actually eats to understand how the flesh will taste and cook up nice n rare and succulent. I am a HUGE fan of lamb so I tend to emulate it way more than any cow, despite those animals being 'sacred' in some countries !