Corned beef is simply fresh beef which has been treated with salts, herbs and spices to extend its shelf life and create excellent tasting beef. Yet many today think it is only sold in a can. Corned beef is an ancient, traditional food that has been produced and consumed in Ireland from as early as 1100AD. The recipes in this inspiring book are designed to demonstrate the vast potential of this forgotten beef product. The tremendous variety of ancient corned beef methods and products creates a wonderful opportunity for today’s chefs and cooks to embrace. Corned beef can give new dimensions to many dishes and, with a little thought, new exciting meal ideas can be created.