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Haggis and stuff
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:21:34 PM »
We lived in the U.K. for five years. Cambridge. Visited Scotland and loved it. I had Haggis for breakfast almost every morning.

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 03:07:59 PM »
We lived in the U.K. for five years. Cambridge. Visited Scotland and loved it. I had Haggis for breakfast almost every morning.


Nice! I prefer haggis to black pudding  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 03:19:05 PM »
Used to love black pudding for (with cooked) breakfast when we lived in Wales. Also loved faggots and peas. A friend, currently touring the UK, sent me an email last week saying "we're in Cardiff" (capital of Wales) "and we're having a traditional Welsh dinner this evening, including haggis". My reply: "you're in the wrong country for haggis"  ;D She was reading the wrong page of the tour itinerary. I wonder what they would have thought of the "haggis" if I hadn't said anything  ???
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 07:26:05 PM »
First read through I was wondering: cigarettes and peas?!?

So everything left over... basically sausage without the casing.
I'd eat that.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 07:28:24 PM »
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cigarettes and peas?

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 01:29:16 AM »
Used to love black pudding for (with cooked) breakfast when we lived in Wales. Also loved faggots and peas. A friend, currently touring the UK, sent me an email last week saying "we're in Cardiff" (capital of Wales) "and we're having a traditional Welsh dinner this evening, including haggis". My reply: "you're in the wrong country for haggis"  ;D She was reading the wrong page of the tour itinerary. I wonder what they would have thought of the "haggis" if I hadn't said anything  ???
The black pudding in Scotland is very different from English, not had Welsh Tom. Is it full of lumps of fat too? If so yuck!  :o
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 05:55:25 AM »
I Didn't realize there were so many variants of black pudding until I read this wiki:


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 06:13:02 AM »
And they are not all nice...  Stornoway is a lovely one although slightly sweeter than others so can be a bit sickly.  Think it has carmelised onions in it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 06:21:06 AM »
Don't think I'd like BP with caramelized onions. I still prefer faggots, peas and gravy, but not for breakfast.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 10:48:36 AM »
Not tried those, but think they are brains so not sure I would fancy that, unless with fava beans and a nice chianti  :o :o
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 11:29:36 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
Just Googled it, apparently they are known as........ brains  ::)
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 03:06:07 PM »
Someone got the translation from Welsh wrong  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 03:31:34 PM »
I have not had black pudding or haggis, find this discussion quite amusing. It's much like the one on another forum regarding grits. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 05:11:53 PM »
Grits are a bit like Porridge I think, but I just cannot understand the fascination you guys have for it.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 05:19:06 PM »
If you are remotely interested  ::), here are the comparisons between Yorkshire BP and Stornoway BP, you can see the difference.  The Yorkshire one is just filled with lumps of fat.  I personally do not like this type at all.



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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 06:12:32 PM »
Don't think I'd like BP with caramelized onions. I still prefer faggots, peas and gravy, but not for breakfast.


Spent some time in the Bath/Wells area, love faggots and peas. Heard them described as "fluffy meat balls" which I thought was a pretty good description. Goes down pretty good with a nice pint. Not a fan of BP
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2017, 08:03:19 PM »
Don't think I'd like BP with caramelized onions. I still prefer faggots, peas and gravy, but not for breakfast.


apparently you can be thrown off of facebook for declaring your love of faggots....http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/11/01/man-banned-from-facebook-for-declaring-his-love-for-pork-faggots/


I've been hooked on Scotch eggs lately.......just cant seem to get enough of them. I make them with Jimmy Deans sausage, panko crumbs and bake them.
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2017, 08:12:39 PM »
Just Googled it, apparently they are known as........ brains  ::)

wonder if this is where the "brains" comes from..http://mrbrains.co.uk/
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2017, 08:26:30 PM »

 Goes down pretty good with a nice pint. Not a fan of BP

How about Tennents Lager brewed in Glasgow Scotland.

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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 08:31:38 PM »
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I've been hooked on Scotch eggs lately.......just cant seem to get enough of them.

My better half makes them often for potlucks and other eating events, sliced and served with 'poo poo mustard', and they're always a hit. One California colleague who attended a get together at a 'British pub' in CA, asked for "eggs with the stuff around"  :(

I smile when I hear them referred to as "Scotched eggs" or "Scottish eggs".
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 08:52:44 PM »
Love grits and fried eggs. Grits and shrimp. Also love black pudding with a nice runny fried egg.

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2017, 09:05:59 PM »
One time in the 80's while in New Orleans, my colleagues convinced me to try grits. If I never see or eat grits again, I'll be a happy dude.
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2017, 09:58:05 PM »
If I never see or eat grits again, I'll be a happy dude.

If you're referring to the thin, white, runny, bland grits like Waffle House serves, understand. But if you haven't tasted them, give smoked cheese grits a try. Salmon on cheese grits is pretty darn good.

One would think though that a guy who likes haggis and black pudding would eat pretty much anything  ;)
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... like Waffle House serves ...

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I've never eaten haggis  ;)
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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2017, 03:35:04 AM »
wonder if this is where the "brains" comes from..http://mrbrains.co.uk/

I think that may have been why I thought faggots were made of brains! Yuk.
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2017, 03:36:46 AM »
How about Tennents Lager brewed in Glasgow Scotland.

My dad used to drink it from tins with dollybirds on the side. It was my first beer. It's not very good! The microbreweries in the US are fabulous though. 🍺
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2017, 03:38:39 AM »
My better half makes them often for potlucks and other eating events, sliced and served with 'poo poo mustard', and they're always a hit. One California colleague who attended a get together at a 'British pub' in CA, asked for "eggs with the stuff around"  :(

I smile when I hear them referred to as "Scotched eggs" or "Scottish eggs".

They're not something that I had growing up. I guess the word Scotch gives it away as that usually means it's got not a lot to do with Scotland.
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2017, 03:39:51 AM »
If you're referring to the thin, white, runny, bland grits like Waffle House serves, understand. But if you haven't tasted them, give smoked cheese grits a try. Salmon on cheese grits is pretty darn good.

One would think though that a guy who likes haggis and black pudding would eat pretty much anything  ;)

Sounds like you have to add stuff to get them to taste of anything 😃😃
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2017, 06:07:01 AM »
Sounds like you have to add stuff to get them to taste of anything 😃😃


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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »
One time in the 80's while in New Orleans, my colleagues convinced me to try grits. If I never see or eat grits again, I'll be a happy dude.

you should try this at least once. I make it every holiday and most dont even realize it is grits until I tell them, its more like a custard.   http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grits-pie

ask seilerbird his opinion of grits, seems to be in agreement with you on this.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 07:32:58 AM »
Thanks Will, I'll pass  :D  Give me laverbread any day.


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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
What are laverbread, dollybirds and faggots ??? Obviously I need to get out more.
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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 11:58:12 AM »
My dad used to drink it from tins with dollybirds on the side. It was my first beer. It's not very good! The microbreweries in the US are fabulous though. 🍺

When you say dollybirds I assume you mean pictures of beautiful girls clad in bikini's on the sides of the cans of Tennents Lager.  The cans had the girls on them back in 1980 when I was there last.  I wonder if it's still the same today.
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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2017, 12:57:55 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWC0sKCS5oA

Wally.... lol.  I LOVE that film, sorry, movie. When we stayed in Flagstaff for the first time this movie came to mind. And the suit always makes me giggle! 😃😃
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« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2017, 12:59:08 PM »
you should try this at least once. I make it every holiday and most dont even realize it is grits until I tell them, its more like a custard.   http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grits-pie

ask seilerbird his opinion of grits, seems to be in agreement with you on this.

Mmmmm may be acceptable. I'll look out for it.   8)
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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2017, 01:01:59 PM »
When you say dollybirds I assume you mean pictures of beautiful girls clad in bikini's on the sides of the cans of Tennents Lager.  The cans had the girls on them back in 1980 when I was there last.  I wonder if it's still the same today.

Yip. Not sure if the ladies are still on the tins.

What are laverbread, dollybirds and faggots ??? Obviously I need to get out more.

Roy

Check out the link, you will need to put in your date of birth to ensure you are over 18  ::) shows some of the old photos used on the cans.

http://www.tennents.com/scotlands-favourite/
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