How-tos:  how to cook corned beef brisket, the newbie guide

It’s that time of year again.  About two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day, the bulk corned beef and prepackaged slabs begin to appear in every grocer’s meat case.   For 11 months of the year, most of us make do with sliced corned beef from the deli.  In March, however, shoppers suddenly want the real thing;…