Happy Wednesday! Today we have a special “treat” just for you!
Most of you bookies out there have probably heard of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and today would have been his 258th birthday! Although he only lived to be 37, his work had a tremendous impact and influence on the world of literature. We recognize him for his accomplishments and contributions to the world of READING that we know and love today. Uniquely enough, many people still honor Robert Burns by partaking in traditional Scottish meals and drinking Scottish whiskey on January 25th…aka today!
www.DiscoverBooks.com is honoring him by offering a 10% discount on any purchase until February 1st! Cool, right?!
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Another fun site that we found is www.RobertBurns.org – a site dedicated to the memory of this pioneer in literature. They have everything from complete sets of his work to links where you can purchase apparel and outfits inspired by his Scottish heritage. Additionally, the site explains exactly what a traditional “Burns Supper” means. In Scottland, these events are taken very seriously so below we have included a menu for you from www.bbcgoodfood.com so that you can create your very own, “Burns Supper” in honor of the poet himself!
You Better Get Cookin’!
- Haggis – Sheep’s ”pluck” (heart, liver and lungs) combined with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, soaked in stock and then boiled in the sheep’s stomach…yumm!!!
- Creamy, whiskey sauce – Heat double cream in a pan over a medium heat, then add a splash of whisky and simmer to burn off the alcohol.
- Neeps & Tatties – A mixture of “swede” and potato is the mandatory Burns Night accompaniment to haggis!
- Cranachan (Dessert Time!) – A traditional dessert of cream, fruit and oatmeal.