Let's just say that in the great 19th century melting pot of America something was lost in translation!
Today, there's no doubt that corn beef and cabbage is the quintessential Irish-American dish.
Green beer: six drops of blue
per 1 pint of yellow beer.
Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in New York, Boston or Dublin, you're sure to find other familiar recipes like Irish stew or homemade Irish soda bread to honor the Irish and to celebrate the day.
Of course, what would St. Patrick's Day be without the green beer? Simply add blue food dye (just remember the magic number 7 - six drops of blue dye per 1 pint of yellow beer) to create your own batch of the holiday's signature drink.
For the college crowd - don't forget the lime green jello shots! For everyone else? Guaranteed that nobody doesn't like a Nutty Irishman cocktail.
Around the Web, take a virtual tour of Irish cooking, featuring an in-depth exploration of the very best of traditional St. Patrick's Day dinners, along with traditional Irish foods
(stews, breads, scones, high teas and other treats) offering complete ingredients and instructions...
More about St. Patrick's Day party recipes around the Web:
St. Patrick's Day Recipes and Cooking - Direct from the Food Network, with star chef's favorites plus ideas for complete menu planning, recipes for classic Irish grub, tips on cooking with beer, plus top Irish drink recipes.
St Patrick's Day - Crubeens (pig's trotters), Smoked Cod Pie and Dublin Lawyer (lobster) are some of the Irish foods to be found at this site. Plus side dishes, desserts and tea recipes...