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The Foodie-file: Haggis for Robbie Burns Day

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The Foodie-file: Haggis for Robbie Burns Day

Haggis, Robbie Burns Day,“Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!” Today is Robbie Burns Day. Admittedly not the biggest foodie event on the calendar but I could not resist a nod to the fair Haggis especially after stumbling on this site for Crawford’s Scottish Butchers. You have to go and see the excellent pictures of generations of Scotsmen parading the treasured haggis. Rather than choking down a chunk of Haggis (apologies to haggis lovers out there), a better tribute to old Robbie Burns would be toast the bard with a fine glass of scotch. At one point in my career I worked for United Distillers who represented such fine single malts like Cragganmore, Oban , Lagavulin and Glenkinchie. I no longer can afford such luxuries (not that I could then either, but there was always tastings of the good stuff) so I will be raising a glass of Ballantine’s from my liquor cupboard. Regardless, I invite you to raise a glass with me, in the poets own words… And there's a hand my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o thine, And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne. Translation... come on and have a drink with me, for old time’s sake. Click here to sign up for Christine's Food for Friends e-newsletter!
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