Published on March 20, 2014
First we conducted a survey of all the families in our school, to find out their favourite traditional meals. Next we counted the results to find the 7 most popular dishes.
And the most popular traditional meals were…. 1. Beef Stew (Slow cooked beef with onions and vegetables)
2. Bangers and Mash (Pork sausages with mashed potatoes)
3. Fish and Chips
4. Homemade Soup (Lentils and vegetables)
5. Mince and Tatties (Minced beef with mashed potatoes)
6. Scotch Pie (A small double crust pie traditionally filled with mutton and spices)
7. Haggis, Neeps and Tatties (A Scottish delicacy served with mashed turnip and potatoes)
What is a haggis? The myth A haggis is a small three-legged animal native to the Highland glens and mountains. Haggis is only available in season - 30th November (St. Andrews Day) to 25th January (Robert Burns birthday). The Haggis is a wild but shy creature inhabiting upland Scotland The young haggis is typified in form by being quite small and squat whilst in advancing years they tend to be fuller and longer in the body. Myths about them only having three legs (one uphill leg and two downhill) are completely false - they like most legged creatures have four legs, but their downhill legs are longer.
Well, that’s what we like to tell the tourists……. Haggis is a Scottish dish made of the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep or lamb, combined with oats, suet and other herbs and spices, and then cooked in a casing traditionally made of the animal's stomach. Thus, haggis is essentially a form of sausage. There are many stories in Scotland about the haggis.
Farming in Scotland As you can see our traditional meals consist of meat, fish and root vegetables. In Scotland farmers breed cows, sheep and pigs and so beef, lamb and pork are popular foods. Root vegetables such as onions, carrots, neeps (turnip) and tatties (or potatoes) are easy to grow in our climate and have always been a part of traditional meal times.
Making the food!! We asked the teachers and some people from the local community to help us make the food. Fish and Chips from our Dinner Hall Mince & Tatties by Mrs McCleary Bangers & Mash by Miss Benzie Stew and Homemade Soup By Mrs StallanScotch Pies from Greggs our local bakery Haggis, neeps & Tatties from our local supermarket
And now, the tasting! We invited children from each class to come and taste the traditional meals and decide which one was their favourite!
Menu Haggis neeps & tatties Bangers & mash Fish & chips Homemade soup Stew Mince & tatties Scotch Pie Our Waiters for the afternoon were Miss Benzie and Mrs Lamont.
Yummy! Home made soup. Thanks Mrs Stallan!
Not bad but I wonder what else is on the menu?
Let me think…….. Fish and Chips!
Not sure about that one!
What did you say this was again?
I’ve eaten everyone’s bangers! Yummy!
At last! Our turn!
I love it!
Yum! Can I have some more please?
I could get used to this. Any more please waiter?
OK, now to vote. Which was your favourite?
Can we do it again?
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