Scottish cuisine

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Scottish cuisine

Postby wolfsbane » Wed May 16, 2007 1:07 am

Does anyone know if there is a place in Madison that serves contemporary and/or traditional Scottish food? You know, a deep-fried Mars bar with fries? Haggis? I hear people raving about Madison's cosmopolitan restaurant scene, but where are the battered, deep-fried chili dogs?

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Re: Scottish cuisine

Postby Learned » Wed May 16, 2007 9:16 am

wolfsbane wrote:Does anyone know if there is a place in Madison that serves contemporary and/or traditional Scottish food? You know, a deep-fried Mars bar with fries? Haggis? I hear people raving about Madison's cosmopolitan restaurant scene, but where are the battered, deep-fried chili dogs?


I haven't been there in years, but, you used to be able to get a "Scotch Egg" at J.T. Whitney's.

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Postby Galoot » Wed May 16, 2007 9:55 am

I recall seeing a Scottish restaurant in my neighborhood. Mac-something-or-other. I'm sure their food is at least as good as haggis. They certainly have fries, not sure about the deep-fried Mars bar.

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Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed May 16, 2007 10:55 am

Haggis Poem

Much to his dad and mum's dismay
Horace ate himself one day
He didn't stop to say his grace
He just sat down and ate his face
"We can't have this!" his dad declared
"If that lad's ate he should be shared"
But even as he spoke they saw
Horace eating more and more:
First his legs and then his thighs,
His arms, his nose, his hair, his eyes
"Stop him someone!" Mother cried
"Those eyeballs would be better fried!"
But all too late for they were gone,
And he had started on his dong...
"Oh foolish child!" the father mourned
"You could have deep-fried those with prawns,
Some parsely and some tartar sauce..."
But H was on his second course;
His liver and his lights and lung,
His ears, his neck, his chin, his tongue
"To think I raised himn from the cot
And now he's gone to scoff the lot!"
His mother cried what shall we do?
What's left won't even make a stew..."
And as she wept her son was seen
To eat his head his heart his spleen
And there he lay, a boy no more
Just a stomach on the floor...
None the less since it was his
They ate it - and that's what haggis is*

* No it isn't. Ed. Haggis is a kind of stuffed black pudding eaten by the Scots and considered by them to be not only a delicacy but fit for human consumption. The minced heart, liver and lungs of a sheep, calf or other animals' inner organs are mixed with oatmeal, sealed and boiled in maw in the sheep's intestinal stomach-bag and... Excuse me a minute. Ed.

From: Monty Python's Big Red Book
Published by NTC/Contemporary Publishing
Publication date: September 1980
ISBN: 0809280477

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Postby northwoods_babe » Wed May 16, 2007 11:23 am

There's always Brocach. They have Scotch eggs as an appetizer and the traditional Irish/English/Scottish breakfast with rashers, eggs, two kinds of pudding, bangers, toast and a tomato.

Mmmmm, now I'm hungry.


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