On Thu, 1 May 1997 15:40:43 +0100 "David 'GG' Nolan"
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>>Corn beef and cabbage is largely an ethnic dish attributed to the
Then David interjected:
>Rubbish, loads of families in the Leinster and Munster eat it. Even
>Anglo-Families eat it. Ham and cabbage is a traditional dish.
"Ham" and cabbage or "Corned Beef" and cabbage? I want to know which, if
either is more traditional. I think Eileen was refering to it being an
"American" ethnic variant. Granny always told me that "Corned Beef" was
substituted here as it was an easily obtainable substitute for Irish ham
My wife's family - and consequently us - will use only ham. We rarely -
if ever - use corned beef. My mother-in-law calls it a Jewish-Irish dish.
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere