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St. Patricks Day Fun Food Facts:

  • Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. In 2009, roughly 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the United States.
  • Approximately 13 million pints of Guiness will be consumed around the world today. That’s around 150pints per second.
  • Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.
  • Though cabbage has long been a traditional Irish food, corned beef only became associated with St. Patrick’s Day at the turn of the century – and it’s not fully an Irish tradition. Irish immigrants living on New York City’s Lower East Side substituted corned beef for their customary dish of Irish bacon, in order to save money.
  • Ireland’s oldest pub, Sean’s Bar, opened in 900 AD and is still thriving to this day.
  • Irish words for getting or being drunk: Fluthered, Scuttered, and (our personal favorite) Ossified
  • Ireland ranks at 4th place on the list of the World’s Biggest Consumers of Beer.
  • Patrick Bertoletti holds the world record for consuming 10.63 lbs of Corned Beef & Cabbage in 10 Minutes on Mar. 16, 2007.

 

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

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