The full title is "The Scots Kitchen its tradions and lore with old-time recipes" by F.Marian McNeill
first published in April 1929 last reprised in 1948, the handwritten note to my grandmother on the empty page signed in 1951 when she was gifted with the book.
I bring this up cause I was cleaning out my grandmothers stuff (she died 3 years ago) from storage and trying to figure out what to keep and what to get rid of, when I found this book.
I haven't had a chance to cook anything from it but the cover says it has over 260 recipes . what is real funny is that 3 of them are for Haggis... Cottage, Meg Dod's (she has a few recipes in this book) and Royal. Some of the names of stuff just kill me for instance:
in the section titled : Dishes of Meat
we have - Forfar Brideis
To boil a Gigot with turnip (lol, turnip, whats that?)
in the section titled (what else): Dishes of Vegetables
there is- Colcannon
all sorts of stuff n the other section of pies,sweets puddings, bannocks, cakes and a section called savouries that has scots rabbit, woodcock, scots egg and nuns beads.
lol, i need help from across the pond as it were. whats a better sweet? a crokain (after reading the recipe it's a sugar/caramel cage or a hedgehog (an almond and cream paste doted with with slivered almonds)? other issues are some the old style of measurements and milldy incomplete descriptions.
Edited by Gunnar - 6/2/10 at 1:33pm