Rabbie Burns’ Night

So the last few days the streets of Edingburgh have smelled of Haggis morning noon and night. This is because of Robert Burns’ Birthday, which is celebrated with great fanfare here. Everyone heads to the pubs to eat Haggis and hear Burns’ poetry being recited.

If one wants, they can organize their own supper.

I did try Haggis. It smells a lot worse than it tastes. Kind of a meaty salty taste. Sort of like a meaty paste. I won’t tell you what Haggis is made of, I will just let Wikipedia tell you. The Neeps and Tatters that accompany the dish are nice, but not super exciting.

I think my favorite scottish meal so far is Sausage and Mash. I also like the Fish and Chips with Vinegar and Salt. I guess there is a brown sauce I need to try also.

According to Ben, the network guy from Parliment who lives in Glasgow, the best food is Indian and most of the restuarants are in Glasgow, so I don’t know if I will get to try the UK version of Indian food while I am here because at the moment, its all about Work Work Work.


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