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Traditional Irish Recipes To Try This St. Patrick's Day

Irish cuisine has more to offer than just corned beef and cabbage. Award-winning Irish Chef and food writer Darina Allen shared a few of her favorite recipes.
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Planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some green beer and a plate of corned beef and cabbage?

That's fine, but Irish cuisine has so much more to offer. You won't find most people in Ireland eating corned beef and cabbage, according to award-winning Irish chef and food writer Darina Allen.

In the 1960s, Allen was one of the first chefs in Ireland to start working in a farm-to-table restaurant that focused on fresh, natural foods. Allen's mother-in-law, Myrtle Allen, was widely credited with establishing a new modern era in Irish cuisine and improving the reputation of Irish food around the world by recognizing the value of traditional Irish food ingredients.

The two worked together in the Ballymaloe House, which quickly became a world-famous restaurant. Now, Allen runs the in County Cork and has just come out with a

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