Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! On Saturday, Alan Berger and David Leite will join Mr. Fox and me for dinner. I haven’t yet determined my main course (this stew comes to mind), but whatever it is, it will be accompanied by a robust loaf of Irish Soda Sandwich Bread. It’s the ideal side for St. Patrick’s Day or any day.
I can’t wait to see David and Alan again. We became friends back in 2000, when we all lived in the same building on West 76th Street in New York City. Since that time, I moved to a haunted house in Upstate New York, while David earned three James Beard Awards for his fabulous website Leite’s Culinaria and his cookbook The New Portuguese Table. David’s editors recently featured one of my own recipes on his website. I hope you’ll check it out.
I also hope you’ll try my super-duper Irish Soda Sandwich Bread! It’s delicious any time of the year, and nothing could be easier to make:
What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Are you hosting a dinner? Attending a parade? Something else? Talk to me in the comments field below!
Here’s the printable: