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Beer, butter and bread for a holiday

In this week's food and wine section, we hail St. Patrick's Day with a take on American versions of Irish classics.

Read up on Californian innovations on the theme of Guiness, stories and lore about Irish Soda Bread and its American descendants, and more.

And win a cookbook from Avoca, the Irish deli known as a soda bread specialist - read on for details!

When the Town Crier got in touch with the chefs at Avoca, they offered to donate cookbooks for a Town Crier reader contest.

Leave a comment on any of this week's food stories sharing your own favorite dish from family history. You can also write directly to food editor Eliza Ridgeway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Make sure to use a real email address where editors can reach you, as top entries, as judged by the Town Crier newsroom staff, will win a guide to modern Irish cookery. Entries must be submitted by March 15 to be considered.

For Town Crier Contest Rules, read all the fine print here.

And if you'd prefer to browse the full-color, full-photos food section in PDF form - compatible with tablets and smart phones - you can find it all here.

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