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Corned Beef

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I understand the origin of this term to be referring to the rock salt used in the brine and such. The rocks were referred to as similar to kernels of corn. This makes the name a New World type of thing, at least as currently named. Seems the ingredients and techniques are all fairly old and likely to have been around a long time.

Any one know if it had a name before corned beef and when the new appellation came into use?

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Dating back to the 16th century is still after the discovery of the Americas and about the time maize would have been entering Europe.

Interesting, but not conclusive one way or the other. Using your info, I checked which gives this: Note: In Scotland, corn is generally restricted to oats, in the United States, to maize

I didn't know the usage varied so.

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