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McTAVGE 25.01.2020 09:56

Happy Burns Night!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8l2m3_2Xjg


This will be me tonight as Master of Ceremony, delivering the toast to the Lassies,, the Selkirk Grace and, of course, the Address to the Haggis.


We celebrate the birth of THE great Scottish bard, Robert Burns, on 25th January 1759 and recite many of his wonderful and colourful poems. Wonder what my Swiss guests will think of the Haggis, as I usually get rude comments about it pre-tasting it, then they love it...with copious amounts of Whisky!

McTAVGE 25.01.2020 10:01

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
... And don't bother with all the "Severe Burns Unit" jokes, we've heard them all!

RetiredInNH 25.01.2020 10:04

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Sheep lungs, an essential ingredient of the haggis, are illegal in the States. Still, some manage: Building the Perfect Meal With Sheep Lungs and a Suitcase.

omtatsat 25.01.2020 10:30

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3140535)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8l2m3_2Xjg


This will be me tonight as Master of Ceremony, delivering the toast to the Lassies,, the Selkirk Grace and, of course, the Address to the Haggis.


We celebrate the birth of THE great Scottish bard, Robert Burns, on 25th January 1759 and recite many of his wonderful and colourful poems. Wonder what my Swiss guests will think of the Haggis, as I usually get rude comments about it pre-tasting it, then they love it...with copious amounts of Whisky!

Yes. Haggis is a disgusting food. How you can go along with this barbaric habit escapes me! As a Scot you should feel ashamed.
From a Scot

Guest 25.01.2020 10:40

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Going Commando again for the Swiss German lassies ?

bwkranger 25.01.2020 12:45

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Happy Burns Night, I really miss those Haggis, neeps and fatties with whiskey sauce! Jumping on to this thread, perhaps someone could suggest a good source of Haggis in CH? There must be some out there instead of bringing tinned ones in the suitcase like last time!

bwkranger 25.01.2020 12:46

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Ha that last post should read tatties not fatties, blaming English forum autocorrect!

roegner 25.01.2020 12:54

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3140541)
Yes. Haggis is a disgusting food. How you can go along with this barbaric habit escapes me! As a Scot you should feel ashamed.
From a Scot

Ever tried it?

What is barbaric about it? It used to be normal that almost any part of an animal was eaten.

And since when are you Scottish?

McTAVGE 25.01.2020 13:03

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3140541)
Yes. Haggis is a disgusting food. How you can go along with this barbaric habit escapes me! As a Scot you should feel ashamed.
From a Scot



I lift my glass to the haggis and my finger to you, rude sod! No way you're a Scot!

MusicChick 25.01.2020 14:46

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3140590)
I lift my glass to the haggis and my finger to you, rude sod! No way you're a Scot!

Could, theoretically, be a 1st name. Creatively.

roegner 25.01.2020 14:56

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3140541)
From a Scot

Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3140611)
Could, theoretically, be a 1st name. Creatively.

Then he wouldnīt write from a Scot

McTAVGE 25.01.2020 14:59

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Going Commando again for the Swiss German lassies ?


Swiss-French ladies, actually. A couple of hairy blokes too but they don't stand a chance...I WEAR the kilt!:D

Cherub 25.01.2020 15:11

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
I've got friends coming for dinner tonight, husband is Swiss, wife S African. No haggis, but we have got a decent malt whisky and I have a biography of Burns and a volume of his collected works in the bookcase, also a copy of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations as he's one of the most famous sons of my town.


I also have a Burns Federation Certificate for Excellence in Recitation of Scottish Literature, so maybe by 11pm I'll be giving it laldy ;)

Here's tae us,
Wha's like us,
Gey few
And they're a' deid.


as we say in Scotland. Slāinte!

McTAVGE 25.01.2020 16:28

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Slāinte!


There are alternatives to the Haggis, but I am a sticker for traditions. As a starter, I made a saffron, chervil and crab meat tartlet with a duo of Scottish roast and smoked salmon, then the Haggis in Whisky sauce with neeps and tatties, Scottish Whisky Cheddar and Stilton, cranberries and pomegranate salad and finally a lovely Whisky and raspberry Cranachan Trifle I am quite proud of...I had to stop myself eating all the granola when I was baking it last night in the oven!

Guest 25.01.2020 16:59

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3140541)
Yes. Haggis is a disgusting food. How you can go along with this barbaric habit escapes me! As a Scot you should feel ashamed.
From a Scot


Better than shagging kangaroos :D

MusicChick 25.01.2020 17:22

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3140616)
Swiss-French ladies, actually. A couple of hairy blokes too but they don't stand a chance...I WEAR the kilt!:D

What else does one do with the kilt?!

McTAVGE 25.01.2020 17:41

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3140639)
What else does one do with the kilt?!



It's that magic swirl when you dance!:p

Raffles 25.01.2020 17:47

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
I hope they are free range haggis. I hate to see them in captivity. It's good to see them running over the glen, and swimming in the loch. :D:D

MusicChick 25.01.2020 17:50

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McTAVGE (Post 3140648)
It's that magic swirl when you dance!:p

:eek: You sound like my ballet teacher. I always wanted to ask if anyone ever trips over their feet while doing all the swirling?


The dishes sound...exotic. Nothing like the tajin that's bubblin' on the stove.

st2lemans 25.01.2020 17:59

Re: Happy Burns Night!
 
Bummer, I used up my last pluck a few weeks ago, so no haggis tonight! :eek:

Tom


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