FOOD FUN: Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos

Who thought that inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day would come from La Tortilla Factory? Corned beef and cabbage tacos! We love fusion food, but these tacos do present a challenge: Should we serve them with mustard, or with tomatillo salsa?   EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING TACOS The answer to this question and…
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Corned Beef Appetizers Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day

What a great accompaniment to a pre-dinner beer on St. Patrick’s Day! The “shamrock” is made with a shamrock cookie cutter and sliced avocado. Who’d have thought to pair corned beef and avocado? The California Avocado Commission! And they’re not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Serve them with a beer anytime with a regular slice…
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RECIPE: Guinness Beef Stew

Here’s hearty, family-style fare for St. Patrick’s Day: Guinness beef stew, courtesy of QVC’s David Venable. Guinness adds a deep richness to the broth of this stew without imparting the full flavor of the beer itself. For more beer flavor, serve one as the beverage. If you have a different favorite stout, you can substitute…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Cheese For St. Patrick’s Day

Basiron Pesto Rosso has an Italian name, is made in Holland and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy Atalanta Corp.   The perfect cheese for St. Patrick’s Day is made in Holland, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a great time with it. Of course, there are plenty of Irish-made cheeses available,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Irish Cheese Tasting For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] Cahill’s Farm Cheddars get our vote for best-looking Irish cheese. Photo courtesy iGourmet.com.   If you don’t have the time or inclination to cook up traditional Irish dishes, set out an Irish cheese board and some Irish beers. You’ll have to hunt for the cheeses (or you can buy them online). Irish artisan cheeses…
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