Re: Corned Beef...what is the bestRoberta wrote:
> Old Mother Ashby wrote:
>> Nancy Young wrote:
>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
>>>> What is the best brand of corned beef to buy for St Patrick's day?
>>>> It must be tender.
>>>> What cut should it be.
>>> Don't especially know what brand, I buy whatever, but
>>> I always get the flat cut. I have read that the point cut is
>>> not so nice.
>> IMHO the best cut is the eye, or girello. It's cylindrical and tapers
>> towards one end. As for "brand", there's no such thing here, uncooked
>> meat doesn't come branded. I deduce that the original poster is
>> American, because associating corned beef with St Patrick's Day is
>> unheard of in Oz, where a very large proportion of the population
>> is of Irish extraction. Corned beef is English food. We associate St
>> Patrick's Day with green beer (and Guiness for the traditionalists).
>> As for "tender", it depends on how competently you cook it.
> So is there a Food you associate with St. Patrick's day in Oz?
> Roberta (in VA - not a fan of corned beef)
Like I said, green beer, which is not easily obtained, and Guiness,
which is not usually drunk in large quantities compared to regular beer.
St Pat's Day isn't about eating in this country, it's about drinking,
it's an Irish thing after all. I'm sure the pubs provide food, but I
don't know that there's anything special. And as I said in another post,
I can't see how you can be getting stuck into meat anyway during Lent.
Of course, as I understand it you shouldn't be getting drunk either
during Lent, but I'm not a Mick so I wouldn't know ;-)