Cead Mile Falite (Gaelic – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes) to my Scots friends as they celebrate the Birthday of Scotland’s favorite Native son, the poet Robert Burns, 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796.

Wikipedia bio of Robert Burns – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns

The most famous of the songs from The Bards poetry.  Auld Lang Syne.

 

Monday night,  January 25th, Scots around the world celebrate The Bard with a traditional Burns Supper.  The most important food served at these suppers is Haggis.  I had Haggis at a Burns Supper with a friend.  It was served along with  Johnny Walker Scotch Whiskey.  I would have preferred if that had left out the Haggis and just served the Johnny Walker.  🙂

Wikipedia entry on Haggis – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis

“Haggis is a dish containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with the stock, and traditionally simmered in the animals stomach for approximately three hours.”

Questions 

What is the worst food you ever ate?

Have you ever had to pretend you enjoyed a friend’s, or relative’s, meal, when it really made you gag?

The Burns poem “Address tae the haggis” is an important part of every Burns Supper.

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