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St. Patrick's Day the easy way

 

Last updated 3/16/2021 at 1:15pm

My first love is culinary history. Researching, reading and writing about the history of food and recipes is what fuels my passion to share what I've learned in my cookbooks and the articles that I write for newspapers, blogs and magazines.

When I was asked to write a column about St. Patrick's Day, I discovered the fascinating history of Irish potatoes. The people of Ireland embraced the potato around 1780. The crop rapidly became the primary source of food for most of the population.

Potatoes are nourishing and filling, and contain most of the vitamins needed in our daily diet. The crop a...



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