Dispelling Corned Beef Myths and Smoking Brisket

This article was published in the March 2014 issue of the Irish American News under the “Guilty Pleasures” column. “Don’t let me forget to put the beef in the brine,” Mom said. She was busy preparing to host her first Irishman—my husband—for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner. She would not disappoint. That salty aroma from…