Irish Boiled Bacon and Cabbage

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Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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This is the thing we’re eating when you think we’re eating corned beef—which we’re not, or mostly not. As I’ve mentioned before, there are small pockets of corned beef–eaters in Ireland, mostly in Cork and around Munster, but it’s very uncommon, and I went my whole life without ever tasting it until I came to America. Those who do eat corned beef in Ireland swear by it, however; I once told a reporter at a regional American newspaper we don’t eat corned beef in Ireland, and when she