WATERLOO, N.Y. — St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and nothing says St. Patrick’s Day, at least in America, more than corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread! If you have always wondered what corned beef is and how to prepare it, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County is offering a “St. Patrick’s Day Foods” Workshop on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM at the CCE office on the third floor of the Main Street Shop Center in Waterloo. The cost is $15. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this year with your own homemade corned beef and Irish soda bread!
St. Patrick’s Day Foods Workshop
Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Space is limited, registration is required.
Call 315-539-9251, email email@example.com,
or register online at www.senecacountycce.org.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, Irish Americans transformed St. Patrick’s Day from a religious feast day to a celebration of their heritage and homeland. With the celebration came a special meal. In honor of their culture, the immigrants splurged on flavorful corned beef, which was accompanied by their beloved potato and the most affordable vegetable, cabbage. It didn’t take long for corned beef and cabbage to become associated with St. Patrick’s Day. So what exactly is corned beef? The term “corn” actually refers to the salt crystals, which were originally to be the size of a corn kernnel, used to cure the meat.
At the workshop we will show you how to “corn” your own beef (or venison) to use in the traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe. You will also learn how to make Irish soda bread. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County’s Nutrition Issue Leader, Moira Tidball, along with Nutrition Educator, Candace Riegel, will lead the workshop. Participants will be served a bowl of corned beef and cabbage and will go home with recipes and materials to confidently prepare this Irish fare at home.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. To register please call Seneca CCE at 315-539-9251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online by visitingwww.senecacountycce.org or register directly here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/stpatricksday_245.
Seneca Cornell Cooperative Extension is a helpful resource for food safety information. Check out online resources for pressure canner maintenance and food preservation safety athttp://senecacountycce.org/food-family/food-preservation or at http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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