It’s Burns Night this Sunday! Every 25th January, Scots around the world meet to eat hae meat, drink, read poetry to celebrate our national poet, Robert Burns.
Some hae meat and canna eat,And some wad eat that want it,But we hae meat and we can eat,Sae let the Lord be thankit.
It’s impossible to talk about Burns Night or Burns Suppers without giving that rarest of all the highland creatures, haggis a mention. Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes) is the traditional Burns Supper fayre (washed down with tonnes of whisky too!)
Although I’m Scottish, I’m also a vegetarian so real haggis is not my *favourite*- there’s a great veggie haggis though. It’s just like Robert Burns says: some can have meat and some don’t. Yes, I appreciate I’m lucky to have the choice:)
So folks, this Sunday- get your friends together, get a book of Burns poems and have a go at pronouncing old Scots, get some haggis, neeps and tatties.. or for you culinary adventurers why not fire up the Uuni and try a haggis pizza!? Sounds good to me. (if it’s veggie!)
And fare thee weel, my only love.
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my love,
Though it were ten thousand mile.