Corned Beef and Cabbage Won’t Make Your Menu Irish

Noel McMeel was at a restaurant in Connecticut when the owner approached him. “She said, ‘We have your favorite dish, corned beef, and cabbage,’” says McMeel, chef at Lough Erne Golf Resort and Hotel in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. “But I didn't know what the hell it was. It was the first time I had it.”

McMeel isn’t the only Irish person confused by the stereotypes we have about Irish food...