The Story of Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

Interesting historical tid-bit!!! Mmm …. good meal!!

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I don’t know about you…but St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holiday’s which is not only enjoyable to celebrate but it’s also fun to eat the food. I used to always wonder why one of my favorite foods, corned beef and cabbage, are eaten this day. So, I looked it up and the following information is what I found on I certainly learned some pretty cool facts about it…so I thought that I would share it with you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


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In the 1800s, the Irish ate a lot of potatoes and pig (all pig: bacon, sausages, hams, etc).
From 1845 to 1852, the Great Famine occurred, when the potato crops were wiped out which left pig (and sometimes mutton).

In my family, corned beef was an immigrant’s meal…a cheap cut of meat with inexpensive cabbage made a hearty, filling meal…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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