A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 12, 2017
“What do you think of my Irish stew?"/"It could use a pinch of Gaelic.”

"Garlic” looks a bit like “Gaelic.” An Irish stew pun is:

Cook l: What do you think of my Irish stew?
Cook 2: It could use a pinch of Gaelic.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 23, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
Cook l: “What do you think of my Irish stew?”
Cook 2: “It could use a pinch of Gaelic.”

Sudoku Puzzles
Canuk Greg From Ottawa, Canada Supporting Member
17/Mar/07 7:45 AM
(...)
Cook l: ‘What do you think of my Irish stew?’
Cook 2: ‘It could use a pinch of Gaelic.’

Twitter
Beverly Schmitt‏
@BeverlySchmitt
Cook l:  “What do you think of my Irish stew?”
Cook 2:  “It could use a pinch of Gaelic.”
9:38 AM - 17 Mar 2009

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St Patricks Day Jokes and Riddles For Kids
BY Lela Davidson
Updated on March 26, 2012
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Cook l: What do you think of my Irish stew?
Cook 2: It could use a pinch of Gaelic.

Twitter
Alan S Harrell‏
@ashtexas
What’s the secret to cooking a tasty Irish stew? . . . Add a pinch of Gaelic.
8:07 AM - 17 Mar 2016

Twitter
Frank Bunton‏
@TwistinFrank
“What do you think of my Irish stew?”
“It could use a pinch of Gaelic.”
4:45 AM - 5 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Permalink