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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day: 4 Literary Pubs You Should Have on Your Travel List

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Every year on the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day I walk a few blocks from my home to our town’s annual parade with an Irish coffee in hand. My friends and I catch the parade route starting at the very beginning and follow it all the way downtown where the crowd thickens and a sea of folks decked out in green spill out of the doors of every pub. It’s always a lively time and definitely gets everyone in the spirit of St. Paddy’s day. This year, as I bar hopped along the festive parade route, I wondered about the history of many of the bars in my hometown. My literary background caused me to wonder which famous authors drank…

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Enjoy Irish food any day

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Just about everyone celebrates St. Paddy’s Day in one form or another — gallivanting in a leprechaun costume down the streets of your local parade, baking Irish soda bread and sipping on an ice cold pint of beer or by discussing what to eat in an adorkable video on YouTube. This year, we’re celebrating with the latter at the mercy of SORTED Food‘s charming lads where they talk (in delightful British accents) about odd sounding Irish dishes such as Boxty, Coddle or Barmbrack. Watch “What to Eat on St. Patrick’s Day”   But that’s not all. After watching these two Irish enthusiasts celebrate with a full stomach (and full glasses) we were inspired to check out some cookbooks perfect for…

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This St. Patrick’s Day, move beyond green beer

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Expand your knowledge of Irish food this St. Patrick’s Day with the new cookbook My Irish Table (Ten Speed Press, March), by chef Cathal Armstrong and food writer David Hagedorn. Armstrong, who grew up in Dublin and now works in Washington D.C., was named as one of Food & Wine Magazines “10 Best New Chefs 2006,” and is the owner and chef of Restaurant Eve; Eamonn’s: A Dublin Chipper; and Society Fair. He is also a board member of Fresh Farm Markets, the founder of Chefs as Parents, and was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change.” Armstrong’s father—who planted and harvested the family garden, cooked their elaborate meals, and afforded Armstrong the opportunity to travel extensively…

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