Between November and January, hundreds of Scots and haggis lovers - in the UK and EU - are busy planning their Burns Night Suppers, and we are always delighted to help. Here are our top tips for a superb Burns Supper:
The UK’s leading producer of haggis, Macsween, has expanded its range to include a gluten free haggis, certified by Coeliac UK. The Macsween gluten free haggis is packed with the same flavour and richness as their traditional haggis but uses gluten free oats as an alternative. To celebrate, here is a recipe for a gluten free version of the celebrated traditional Scottish dish - haggis, neeps and tatties.
If you've not tasted a traditional haggis before you are in for a real treat. A good haggis is one of life's gastronomic treasures - a perfect balance of peppery spice and nutty oatmeal texture. But don't take our word for it. Have three or more ... Legendary haggis makers, Macsween of Edinburgh, have drawn … Continue reading What does Macsween haggis taste like?
Haggis is surrounded by myths and misconceptions. If you’ve put haggis hunting on your must-do list when visiting Scotland then you are in for a surprise. Haggis is not ‘a wild furry three-legged beast of the Highlands', it is Scotland’s national dish and probably one of Scotland’s most famous icons. Here are answers to some of the most common … Continue reading What is haggis? And other questions
Love it or loath it, haggis gets you talking. The thing is, as we move into 2015, the year of Scottish Food and Drink, haggis has moved forward too. Legendary haggis producers Macsween’s new range of haggis are bursting with fresh ingredients and tantalising flavours, and should now rightly be compared with popular modern ingredients like chorizo and salami.
Every year on or around January 25th, Scots and their friends —haggis lovers and “those-who-will-go-hungry” — sit down to a Burns Supper honouring the poet Rabbie Burns. At these suppers, revellers traditionally eat a chieftain haggis, recite lines of verse, drink drams of whisky, and generally have a good time. But there are always some at … Continue reading Burns Supper haggis recipes for the terrified
If you were asked to list as many of your favourite classic Scottish dishes as you could, what would come top? A random selection of Scots were asked the same question at the beginning of food blog Munchies eclectic Guide to Scotland, and all came out with the same answer. Haggis, haggis and more haggis
Chicken breast stuffed with haggis & wrapped in pancetta is a real show stopper. Best of all, its really simple to make. Take a look.
If you’re looking for the truly authentic way of serving traditional haggis (and vegetarian haggis too), bashed neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes) are a must. Be as fancy as you like in preparing your plate. Served in a tower is one way to impress your guests, but a generous scoop of each on a plate … Continue reading How to cook haggis, neeps and tatties
A traditional shepherd’s pie uses lamb mince, a cottage pie beef, and we use haggis to add delicate spice and tummy filling oatmeal to this great dish. Use traditional Macsween haggis or the vegetarian haggis, if you prefer. Both add a wonderful depth of flavour. Perfect for Easter, or as a canny use of left overs after Burns' Supper, drizzle … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie with haggis