What We’re Reading: 17 March

March 17, 2011 in What We're Reading

What We’re Reading is a daily round-up of foodie news and foodie links from around the web.

Ever wonder what the widget in a can of Guinness actually does? Here’s a bit of the science behind it.

What does it take to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest Irish coffee? Paddy’s Irish Pub in Portland, Oregon, is going to need 130 gallons of coffee, the equivalent of 1,800 sugar cubes, several gallons of cream and six cases of whiskey, all poured into a custom-made 150 gallon mug.

If you don’t want to go to those extremes, you could try making your own Irish cream liqueur instead with this DIY recipe from Bon Appétit.

The Huffington Post calls this recipe a St Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Beer Float. It turns out L Mulligan Grocer has been experimenting with their own version with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Murphys ice cream!

The stereotypical Irish dish is corned beef and cabbage. Here’s a recipe for making your own corned beef at home.

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