What better way to celebrate a holiday than by eating?
As is true in most cultures, food plays an important role in holiday celebrations. And while St. Patrick’s Day in America is largely associated with drinking beer and whiskey, it’s advisable to take a moment and consider the foods of Ireland, too: they are very much representative of where they come from. Potatoes and chips (French fries) are to Ireland what wine is to France.
And let’s get real, eating goes with drinking. And it helps you to drink more!
Padraigh Connolly is the owner and chef at the Dog and Duck in Sunnyside, Queens (thedogandduckny.com. The Ireland native opened the gastropub in 2011, having moved to the area from the United Kingdom in 1998. We learned a lot about Irish food.
Here are some of the traditional foods you should seek out this St. Patrick’s Day. Or really any day, because they’re usually always available.