(NBC Today – By Kendra V. Lico)- When it comes to Irish food, savory favorites like tender corned beef with cabbage, hearty potato dishes, flavorful seafood chowders and rich stews may come to mind. But there’s also a sweeter side to the cuisine of the Emerald Isle — and the delicious baked goods go way beyond soda bread.

Each March 17, to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, Irish communities across the globe come together in honor of all things Irish. Celebrations include everything from music and dancing to festive parades to religious ceremonies and, of course, plenty of traditional Irish dishes.

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