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JRTomlin

Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:18:42 AM »
 

The Doctor

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 08:18:05 AM »
I must admit that I didn't do anything to celebrate today. My workplace (in Edinburgh) had a St Andrew's Lunch... yesterday (Thursday), because they insist in holding all staff events on a Thursday. They were offering Beef Stew & Dumplings. Shame it wasn't Mince and Tatties, instead.


 

JRTomlin

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 11:47:59 AM »
It is time that St. Andrews Day was made a Scottish holiday - past time in fact. Hope the stew was good even if it wasn't stovies or mince and tatties.  grint
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Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 12:58:06 PM »
We all get free beer? But not haggis. Please, not haggis.
 

JRTomlin

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 01:20:37 PM »
I happen to love a good haggis (which you cannot get in the US) so I'll take your share.  grint

Edit: For those who don't know, in most places, haggis would be considered a type of sausage. It is juicy and usually just a bit peppery, served crumbled up with potatoes and turnips on the side.
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VanessaC

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 09:59:12 PM »
Oh, I love haggis.  If you're squeamish, you can always get vegetarian haggis which, to my uneducated tastebuds, actually tastes about the same. It's all the spices!  I wonder if the US would allow vegetarian haggis past the borders?

I actually didn't realise it was St Andrews Day - should have had a day off just because, but perhaps next year.
 

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cecilia_writer

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 01:52:08 AM »
I agree about veggie haggis tasting about the same as the meaty kind (having been a meat-eater and now  vegetarian, I've tried both in my time). In my experience haggis is a lot more likely to put in an appearance for Burns night than St Andrews Day, which hasn't really got any less low-key over the years.
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JRTomlin

Re: Happy St. Andrews Day to all the Scots out there
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 02:46:25 AM »
True enough about haggis traditionally making an appearance on Burns Night. I have never had it for St Andrews Day.