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St. Pat's Pastrami

little big al | Mar 15, 2009 10:22 AM

Searching the FPFM for the obligatory corned beef, I took a pass on Fatted Calf ($10.00 lb.) and was about to settle for a Marin Sun Farms flat cut (preferring the point) at $7.00 lb. (actually $6.99, but who falls for that?) when I saw point cut Pastrami, unsliced, for the same price. Why not? Pastrami and cabbage. Erin go oy! Incidentally, corned beef is not so much an Irish as Irish-American specialty. I've read that in Ireland gammon (bacon) and cabbage is the thing. In the USA the "narrowbacks" (non-lace curtain Irish) would go to the docks to purchase old salt beef from incoming ships anxious to freshen their ships stores. Ah, nostalgia.

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