The ingredients used for this distinctive canapé provide a wonderful blend of flavors that make this appetizer so irresistible. The moist soda bread, filled with raisins and caraway, perfectly complements the flavors of the chive and onion cream cheese topping and the smoky salmon sprinkled with dill.
The alcoholic beverages that have become synonymous with Ireland are Irish whiskey, dry stout, ale, wine geese, and Irish cream. Among the non-alcoholic beverages that are Irish favorites, tea is perhaps the most popular; in fact, the Irish consume more tea per capita than any other nation.
Many of the customs and beliefs associated with St. Patrick's Day originated in countries other than Ireland, especially the United States. Many of the traditions connected with St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the U.S. are associated with either Irish-American folklore or with consumer marketing. This extends to some of the most popular St. Patrick's Day recipes, such as corned beef and cabbage, which originated in the U.S. and have no association with the traditional Irish recipes served on that day.