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It appears that the Scottish national dish may be.............English!:lol:
BBC NEWS | UK | Haggis is English, historian says
post #2 of 12
That it appears in a publication of a certain date in no way proves that there were no pre-dated Scottish versions. At best, it just shows that earlier than thought, some of us South of the border recognised good eating when we came across it. :lips:

As an English guy that's been lucky enough to have lived in Scotland, and enjoyed being present at the piping in of the haggis at several Burn's Nights celebrations and had the privilege of cooking a haggis for the occasion (hoping upon hope that mine wouldn't burst and being more than a little relieved when it didn't - the very definition of 'Phew!'), I expect always to view Haggis as being part of a very Scottish tapestry.
post #3 of 12
C'mon... admit it... you only posted that to see if you could get someone to take the bait :D
post #4 of 12
Hehe - I've to mind my love of Haggis and all it's associated memories.... next thing you know, some smart Alec will claim that Maw Broon's cookbook was written by somebody else.... now that would be a step too far.:D

Sample Pages from Maw Broon's Cookbook - Books From Scotland
post #5 of 12
Far be it fae me tae doubt Maw's receipts but...... it's a bit odd that a Scots Mammy would need a recipe for porridge! :lol:
post #6 of 12
OH ha ha!!

Someone, somewhere has now decreed that cos it's full of Scots produce, it can be declared Scottish... Does it really matter.

I'm a proud Scot. As patriotic as all get out. But nowhere on my agenda is being defensive of a wee bag of sheeps puddings, just cos some drunk poet wrote an ode to it... Very likely he was pissed at the time.

Do you ken the man's got his 250 year anniversary this year. Good god, we'll never hear the end of it. Rabbie burns this, Rabbie burns that:crazy:

How about i knock back the rest of this here bottle of cheap plonk and write y'all a few lines to honour the deep fried blooming Mars bar :lol::lol::lol: next poet Lauriet perchance??
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand
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post #7 of 12
Hah:lol: this thread is too good.

Hey I heard that the English consider oatmeal to be suitable only for animal food--is that true?
post #8 of 12
Aw ye gonnae no!! translation ( PLEASE DONT. REALLY !DONT GO THERE)

Sorry. I'm back on my soap box.

Ma Broon IS FICTIONAL She wrote a cook book? NO SHE DIDN'T!!! Its a marketing thang and I'm truly embarassed that D. C. Thompson (local Dundee publishers) would stoop so low.

I'm also sure Sherlock Holmes never gave advice on Sleuthing. And as far as I'm aware Superman never gave saving the planet instructions.

Keep going on this track, and Mel Gibson will be running for member of parliament
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post #9 of 12
Bughut
Hence my comment about wondering WHY Maw Broon had a recipe for porridge.... Ah mean, c'moaaaan - did we no' aw learn tae mek parritch at wur Mammy's knee?:lips:
post #10 of 12
Totally with you there Ishbel. It's soooo cringe-worthy

BTW you up to anything for the Edinburgh festival?

I've got my god daughter and boyfriend coming up just in time for the fringe on the 7th and i want to entertain them. Steve is posted to Afghanistan in 3 weeks and Laura is looking for Auntie Fiona to provide the distraction meantime.

They'll be happy with fishing in crail, (hopefully) sunbathing in Auchmithy. And generally dossing about. But what great timing eh? Edinburgh in August :bounce:

Just thinking, All you have to do, to be entertained, is be there eh?
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post #11 of 12
I guess I have different associations. For me a lot of this stuff is linked with some great friends getting together for some great nights.

As for the Broon's, well I was more into 'Oor Wullie', so I'll tread lightly around your outrage and sit myself back on my bucket ...maybe having a little chuckle that the guy that made it his mission to warn of the dangers of Maw Broon's high sugar and fat recipes, is a Professor called Mike Lean.:lol:
post #12 of 12
A couple of things at the Book Festival are musts for me this year. This year, no overseas rellies, so no Tattoo (YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!) Couple of Fringe things - standups I've 'followed' over their Fringe years.
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