|Irish Lamb Stew|
It is almost time to be "wearing the green" St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and my Food of the World group is visiting Ireland this month. I have been researching this country's cuisine and let me tell you what they eat in Ireland is a bit different than what Irish-American's eat.
I find the same thing is true with Italian and Italian-American cuisine. I think what happens when a people immigrant is that they can't find exactly the same foods and spices that they had in their native country, so they make due with what they do find in their new home.
They also incorporate foods into their diets in different ways than they did at home. For instance in Ireland the national dish is not Corn Beef and Cabbage. But in the US Irish-American's associate this dish with St. Patrick's Day. Irish immigrants substituted corn beef in the Irish dish Bacon and Cabbage when they came to the United States, probably because many butchers in New York City were Jewish and didn't sell bacon.
I hope I have gotten you interested in Irish cuisine because I think it marvelous. Make sure you visit our Food of the World Party this month to see the Irish recipes that my fellow bloggers have come up with.
March 11th we will be visiting Ireland!