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Too Many Cooks: St. Patrick's Day Edition

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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.


St. Patrick's Day gets a bad rap. Haters cite examples of drunken buffoons, unsavory green beer (you have other options, people!), and noisy parades. But at Food52, ever the optimists, we see it as an example to bake soda bread, serve a corned beef feast, and even drink a few beers -- just not on top of a float. Which brings us to this week's question:

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick's Day?

Will you be corning your beef? Eating cabbage by the pound? Or baking beer into your bundt cakes? Whatever you do, make sure to wear your green. We wouldn't wan't the leprechauns playing any tricks on you.


Kenzi: cabbage cabbage cabbage cabbage cabbage [sic]

Will: I'll be drinking a tall pint (or 4) of Harpoon Celtic Ale and wearing my favorite color, green.

Sarah: I'll be baking soda bread for the first time, ever! I'm definitely using this recipe, which the editors whipped up at this week's photoshoot. 

soda bread

Maddy: I'll be all green-ed out by Sunday, I'm afraid! I'm co-hosting a baby shower on Saturday with a gender-neutral theme of "green," so I'm making deviled eggs with avocado, Merrill's Mint Iced Tea, lime cupcakes, and a slew of other "green" food. Maybe I'll whip up something potato-centric on Sunday to get in on the festivities. Just as long as it doesn't include green cabbage!

Marian: I will be baking soda bread and wearing green so the leprechauns don't play tricks on me.


Brette: I'm going to eat even more cabbage than Kenzi.

Christina: Steak & Guinness Pie

Jennifer: I have to do it once a year -- corned beef and cabbage!


How will you be celebrating? Tell us in the comments!

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Tags: St. Patrick's Day, Holiday, Food52 Life, Holiday Entertaining, Too Many Cooks