Monday, January 25, 2010

Burns' Night: Haggis, Neeps & Tatties ~ Linda Cummings


January 25th marks the annual celebration of the birth of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. In 1796, the Scottish bard died and his friends gathered at a supper in 1802 to read his poems, eat haggis & drink whiskey to his memory. Burns' Night has been celebrated worldwide ever since! This is a miniature representation of a Haggis, split with the traditional "Dirk", served with "Tatties" (mashed potatoes!) & "Neeps" (mashed turnip) ... in this case, however the "Neeps" are actually mashed carrot & turnip! The final touch to this traditional Burns' Night meal is a rich & creamy whiskey sauce ... you don't have to be a Scot to enjoy a Haggis!

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