Some classic recipes to tuck in to on one of the biggest highlights of the Scottish calendar year.
Burns Night is celebrated on the 25th January each year– on Robbie Burns’ birthday.
All Burns night recipes are from old family recipe books.
My maternal family tree traces the McMorris family back to Scotland, though I don’t recall any of these dishes from my childhood.
The anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland’s greatest poet, is marked with a night of reels and anniversary dinners, whiskey and ballads.
Famous Food Poetry quotes by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)
From ‘The Kircudbright Grace’ (1790), also known as ‘The Selkirk Grace’
Some have meat and cannot eat,
Some cannot eat that want it:
But we have meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
‘To a Haggis’ (1787)
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race!
Aboon then a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.
Happy Burn’s Night!