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National Corn Beef and Cabbage Day!

Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, today we celebrate Corned Beef and Cabbage Day.  Corned Beef and cabbage is a popular food in many areas in the United States during St. Patrick’s Day.

Corned beef is a cured beef product cooked during this day.  The term “corn” means preservation in salty brine using coarse grains of salt.  Traditional Irish recipe uses pork or bacon joint that is corned because the beef wasn’t eaten in Ireland back then.  Cows were used for consumption of dairy products only and the wealthy people are the only ones who can afford to eat beef.

During the 1800s, after the Irish immigrating in America, they found out that the Jewish corned beef was very similar to their corned pork in texture, so the Irish begun to replace bacon with beef in cooking corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.

Nowadays, you can purchase a pre-cured package of corned beef at your local groceries, making it easier for everyone to make an easy Corned Beef and Cabbage meal during St. Patrick’s Day eliminating the process of corning the beef themselves.  So, today, head to your nearest groceries and grab the necessary ingredients to cook this meal and don’t forget to post on social media your creation.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy!