January 25th is Robbie Burns Day.
Instead of squeezing into your local Scottish pub — a heads up: many pubs’ Robbie Burns Day suppers are sold out already — why not host your own dinner in honour of the beloved Scottish poet?
Donna Wolff, co-owner for The Caledonian in Toronto shared with us the rundown of a traditional Robbie Burns Day supper.
“Traditionally a Burns Supper is a soup — cock-a-leekie or Cullen skink — followed by haggis, neeps & tatties and then a sweet finish of clootie pudding, sticky toffee pudding or cranachan,” Wolff tells Shine On by email.
The most important item on the menu, of course, is the famous haggis.
“Haggis is Scotland’s national dish and is a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, steel cut oats, suet, onions and many secret spices,” she continues. “It is encased in a sheep’s stomach and simmered for several hours.”
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