Hopefully, upon reading this, you have a chunk of corned beef brisket in your hands yet may have some questions of how to prepare such an item. With the help of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, we will get through this in fine form. Firstly, decide whether you would like to prepare it in the oven, on the stovetop or a combination of the two. Next, soak the meat in cold water for a couple of hours. If unable to do this because of time restrictions, opt for the boiling on the stovetop method which entails simmering it very gently for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours depending upon the size of the cut. Add desired vegetables in the last half hour. If using the oven, bake at 300 degrees for a comparable timeframe wrapped in foil with accompanying vegetables. If using both, boil the meat for the allotted time and finish it in the oven with the veggies. Slice the meat in thick slices and serve alongside some hearty mustard and a good, dark beer. Send a cheers out to The Charm Farm.