Sunday, 1 August 2010

Scottish Food Word Sunday - 'Haggis'

'haggis'
"A sausage made from the minced heart, liver and lungs of a sheep mixed with oatmeal, suet, minced onion, spices, herbs and seasoning, all encased in a sheep's stomach and boiled prior to being served hot. Nowadays more commonly stuffed in a plastic casing. Traditionally served at Burns' night suppers with tatties, bashit neeps and an excess of whisky, whilst Burns' Ode to the Haggis is recited with due ceremony."
From 'Dictionary of food' by Charles Sinclair
 
'Haggis graffiti' in Edinburgh

2 comments:

  1. i love this peice of grafitti, always raises a smile whenever i go past it! always makes me wonder though... why? good going with your blog, i enjoy checking in.

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  2. I know, it always makes me smile, too!
    Hope all is well with you :)
    So glad to hear you read this... x

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