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Scottish Menu Revealed

When in Rome do as the Romans do! Or was that as the Romanians do?

When in Scotland eat as the Scots do. You can start the day off with stovies, arbroath smokies, Lorne sausage, Black pudding or maybe a butterie!

Lunch could be a Jock pie or a forfar bridie?

Dinner or tea could be cullen skink, mince, tatties and skirley or even Haggis, neeps and tatties (we still have not seen the much acclaimed “Wild” Haggis). This feast would be finished off with a “Fine Piece”!

This distinctive Scottish menu menu would keep you well fueled for dealing with what can be cold, wet weather, many carbohydrates and fats makes for a fine, stick to your ribs food.

For those of you who really want to know…. Breakfast would be a type of potato hash with a smoked fish, a slice of square sausage, blood pudding and the finest of all a butterie, a flaky pastry loaded with butter and salt.

Lunch is an ever-popular pie containing mince, onion, cheese, baked beans or even macaroni cheese.

A popular dinner favorite is cullen skink a rich soup of smoked haddock, potatoes, onions and cream, or minced beef, potatoes and a mixture of oats, onions and typically suet (skirley or mealy) perfect for soaking up all that gravy!

Haggis has so far been an elusive beastie, it is of course a stuffed sheep’s stomach containing various offal’s, oat etc. served with potatoes and turnips. All this of course finished off with a “Fine Piece” which is of course a cake or cookie.

So there you have it, how to decipher a Scottish menu. Enjoy!

Of course, it really helps when you have your own guide who has lived there for years!

Thanks Paul

 

About the author: Born in the UK, with what must be more than a dash of Romany blood in her veins, Yvonne loved to travel even before she met Michael. Yvonne has a varied career history, which includes several laborious years as a laboratory manager, followed by a fun few years as a scuba instructor and crew in the British Virgin Islands, and then many boring years in financial services. Her discontent along with the passing of a dear friend was the prod that led to the realisation that there was a lot more do in life. It has taken almost 40 years to come full circle to realize what Yvonne’s English teacher saw all those years ago……… Yvonne’s true passion (apart from travel) is writing and now finds herself fortunate to have the time to follow her bliss and combine the two as a blogger and travel writer. Yvonne writes most of the content and talk to lots of strangers (the best way to get the real scoop on the place). Yvonne is a “rainmaker” and males things happen!

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