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Old 03-17-2016, 06:32 PM
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Default Feast Like It's 399: What Would St. Patrick Eat?

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"the local diet was based largely on dairy and grain especially oats. There were oatcakes, "more like a hard bread or a cracker," and muesli-like mixtures of fruit, nuts and oats. The thick cooking residue from oats might be made into sowens, "a type of jelly." And oats were often cooked as oatmeals and gruels."

"As a slave," says Sexton, gruels "would be what Patrick ate."

Barley was mostly for making ale; wheat was reserved for the highest status of bread. So, if you celebrate Patrick the wealthy rather than Patrick the poor, swap your usual soda bread for a soft wheat loaf and add to the bill of fare English salt, imported wine, and more meat than the average Irish native would have experienced."
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That is cool

However I still love corned beef
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