Scot or Not, Join the Burns' night Celebrations with my party Haggis Samosa's
It's here again, Burns' night. Roll out the haggis.
All over the world, Scots will be celebrating their national poet tonight with meals of haggis neeps 'n' tatties (haggis, turnip and potato). His famous poems and songs will be sung and, for those of us Scots living outside the country a nostalgic tear or two will more than likely be shed.
As much as I like my haggis, and as much as I appreciate a Burns' poem or even two, sometimes I don't want the full on experience. And, as a Scot living in the Netherlands, I notice that not all of my countrymen are overenthusiastic about eating a meal which consists predominantly of offal. As much as I have tried to change the image of the haggis and the opinion of my non-Scots friends, 'It's really just a spicy sausage you know.' They still regard my explanation and the poor little haggis with some suspicion. So, sometimes you have to ease people into these things gently. This is the thought process that led to my Burns' night drinks with little Scottish inspired snacks. My latest being the Haggis Samosa. The classic dinner of Haggis encased in some crispy filo pastry. A little bite sized Scottish experience for those who feel they can dip their toe in the water but are not quite ready to jump in.