It’s rare that the U.S. celebrates an international holiday dedicated to a specific culture and country. St. Patrick’s Day is only 11 days away and it’s time to start thinking about how you can immerse yourself in Irish culture for a day (or how much green you can wear in one day). One way to immerse yourself in a culture is with food. Below are food and drink recipes that you should make this St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the holiday.
Americans embrace March 17 as a festive date when “everyone is Irish for the day.” On St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago River turns a bright emerald hue, beer sales spike, restaurants across the country add “Irish stew” and “bacon and cabbage” to their menus, and you are liable to get pinched for not wearing green.