Today I received a phone call about an opportunity I may consider interviewing for. It's for an Irish pub that wants to raise the bar of their food, create a more upscale approach and still keep the Irish feel with the food. Let me tell you, I'm not the least bit Irish, My ex-wife is but she is definetaly "American Irish", in other words, she celebrates her Irishness throughout March. I, however, am Swedish but nonetheless, I am still a chef. The first thing that comes to mind is potatoes, cabbage, potato pancakes, parsnips, carrots and of course corned beef. I'll first say, I HATE corned beef but I do know the difference between good and bad tasting corned beef. But aside from that, what are some other 'Irish" foods that would be distinctive yet well known as Irish to help create an upscale food experience?