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Corned Beef & Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day & Corned Beef

As a grandson of Ireland, the entirety of my youth was steeped in Ireland: history, customs, music, poetry, and food. Though born here, I am born from that Fenian soil and know no other. And of course this all comes out, in full force and effect, on March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day. In my […]

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Jamon Iberico de Bellota

A Meditation on Spanish Ham

In the furious aisles and chaotic catacombs of Fairway in Paramus, where I’m the general manager, I am surrounded by every specialty food imaginable where all gather with a certain gusto of gladiatorial battle. And anyone would be ready to wage war over the tempting Jamon Iberico de Bellota from the Iberian pig of Spain. […]

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