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If St. Patrick were a foodie ...

book cover image real irish food... he would have eaten this one up. He might have said a few un-Christian things about our so-called “Irish food”, too. That’s because the real thing is much subtler than a platter of overcooked corned beef and mushy cabbage. Real Irish Food is brown soda bread so moist it barely needs the yolk-yellow butter; fragrant apple tarts with tender, golden crusts; rich stews redolent of meaty gravy and sweet carrots; crisp-edged potato cakes flipped hot from a skillet directly onto the plate. Forget meatloaf or mac and cheese—this is the original comfort food.  

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