March 20, 2010

My Canned Response to Those Who Asked

why I was not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day: "The family bloodline runs straight back to Ireland undiluted on both sides and I have seven brothers and sisters named for popes and saints. Any more questions?"

I noticed Jen posted something to Robbo about putting cabbage in the crock pot and soda bread somewhere. Boys and girls, the Irish, like the Scots, are not known for gourmet cuisine. There is no dishonor in admitting it. It should be pointed out however, that the Irish, also like the Scots, devoted their energies to, how shall we say, the distillation arts.

Posted by LMC at March 20, 2010 07:00 PM | TrackBack

Actually, in recent years there's a bit of a renaissance going on in Irish cuisine. Lots of new takes on old classics, embracing the haute cuisine possibilities in things the Irish accepted with resignation -- all that fresh seafood, F'rinnstance. Bobby Flay, who annoys the BeJAYzus out of me, nonetheless did a great show on it a couple years back.

Posted by: B.B. at March 21, 2010 12:27 AM
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