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!