We love Irish cuisine year-round, but the rich, pure flavors of the Emerald Isle are particularly perfect for the moment when winter transitions into spring. St. Patrick's Day, when we turn our attention to all things Irish, couldn't fall at a better time. This year, skip the green food coloring in your beer in favor of a more authentic celebration, one filled with tangy cabbage, hearty yet delicate corned beef, peppery mushrooms, and earthy breads — not to mention sweet creams and butters in almost every dish. Go fully classical with Corned Beef & Cabbage or Cabbage and Bacon Pie, or explore other Celtic fare like Hot Buttered Lobster or Smoked Salmon with Pickled Chanterelles — either way, wash it down with some Irish whiskey or a pint of Guinness. Slainte!