Thursday, March 17, 2011

Because it's St. Patrick's Day

Yes I'm late posting. I didn't make anything for St. Patrick's Day. No time. So instead I'm posting this video from the Kojo Nnamdi Show's YouTube page. Here Irish chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, discusses Irish food traditions, including the origins of the Irish pub and just how different St. Patrick's Day is in Ireland as opposed to the rest of the world: no green rivers, no green beer - hell, no drinking. It's more like Thanksgiving, so Armstrong says, a real rite of intensification. Pubs are typically closed, and many people go to church., And green beer has always annoyed me anyway.