Learn about authentic Irish foods during demonstration at Central Market in York

The Oxford Hall Celtic Shop will prepare traditional Irish and British dishes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 3 at the Rojahn Performance Kitchen at Central Market in York.

www.oxfordhall.com -- Oxford Hall Celtic Shop sells more than 70 packaged and lose leaf teas at its shop in New Cumberland.

Owner Cindy Washburn said she and her husband, Steve, plan to discuss the misconceptions of Irish cuisine and the difference in Irish-American foods at the free demonstration.

For example, she said, many people think corned beef and cabbage originated from Ireland, but it’s an Irish-American dish. The corned-beef twist came from Irish immigrants shopping at Jewish delis in New York during the early 1900s.

“The average Irish family wouldn’t even consider making it,” Washburn said.

She also plans to prepare an authentic potato soup, and Irish bacon and ham for attendees to taste.

The Oxford Hall and Celtic Shop sells imported foods from Ireland and Britain, teas and baked goods.

Leigh Zaleski

I'm a health features reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News and healthy living blogger for No Sweat, York. Contact me with story ideas at lzaleski@ydr.com, 717-771-2101 or @leighzaleski on Twitter.

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