15 Delicious Ways to Eat, Drink & Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day arrives just when the seasons are at their most ambivalent. Will it rain? Will it snow? Will the sun suddenly appear, bringing gardens and green delicious things back to life? The simple country fare on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day table reflects this tipping point between winter and spring. Here are some of our favorite delicious ways to celebrate this Irish-American holiday.

Over-wintered potatoes and cabbage, and preserved beef and bacon are the classic choices — along with a pint of good Irish beer. Here are some simple ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s and the Irish influence in American cooking. From a vegetarian hash and succulent roasted cabbage with bacon, to real Irish scones and a hot Irish cocktail, pick up a plate or a glass and be Irish —at least for today — and say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.



What are you cooking for St. Patrick’s Day? Is the classic corned beef and cabbage on your table? Or are you branching out with something a little different?