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Thread #79184   Message #1432374
Posted By: PoppaGator
11-Mar-05 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: the people who make the corned beef
Subject: RE: BS: the people who make the corned beef
As I understand it, Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage is an Irish-American dish, not particularly well-known in Ireland itself, where ham is more commonly served with cabbage.

Irish immigrants in the large American port cities supposedly learned about corned beef from their Jewish immigrant neighbors, and found that this delicacy, available from the local Kosher butcher, was more than acceptable as a substitute for ham.

I suppose the seasonal effort to produce corned beef concentrates on areas with little or no Jewish population (meaning much of the US outside the large coastal metropolitan areas). In the bigger cities, good corned beef ~ like pastrami, bagels and lox, and other such delicatessen goodies ~ is always available.