Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gastro quiz

A gastronomic quiz relating to the picture above:
1) What do you call the three things on my plate?
2) What are they made of?
3) Why should you eat them today?
4) Which one can't you import into the USA and why?
5) Would you eat them?
6) What do you drink with them?
7) What toasts should you make?


tillerman said...

1) Haggis, neeps and tatties.
2) Sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt; turnips; potatoes.
3) Today is Robert Burns Day.
4) You can't important haggis into the US because it contains sheep lungs.
5) Yes - and have done so.
6) Scotch Whiskey
7) The Haggis, Robert Burns, the Lassies, the Laddies, the host country.

What kind of hat have I won?

Unknown said...

1. Haggis, neeps, tatties
2. offal and root veg
3. surely you jest - Its Robbie Burns day
4. haggis - because they have the other Scots dish, MacDonalds ?
5. tonight
7. toast to Robert Burns

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!

To my fellow scots, around the world from here in Dunrobin Canada

Unknown said...

Wait a sec, Tillerman should be disqualified for misidentifying whisky (sp).

Baydog said...

Tillerman should be disqualified for knowing everything and having too many hats.

Tillerman said...

Don should be disqualified for apostrophe abuse.

O Docker said...

I think haggis must be the frostbite sailing of the culinary world, JP.

I'll never understand its appeal, but wonder at those who have the stomach for it.

And I can understand why either must be followed quickly by a few drams of Scotch.

Baydog said...

I tried like hell to find haggis today. I'm sure I'd enjoy it seeing I also like things like scrapple and head cheese.

Chris Partridge said...

Sorry about the gag reflex there. Not the offal, but the neeps. BAN NEEPS NOW!
And parsnips....

JP said...

Phew! Was going to be one hat down when Tillerman cracked all 7 questions but luckily he blew it with his spelling whisky with an additional e.

So Tillerman gets glory but also invitation to stay after class to practice his Scottish while Don gets runner's up glory.

O'Docker - strongly recommend a bit of Haggis. A wee dram can indeed help - its a classic combination of tastes.

Chris - it's part of the package: you have to have haggis, neeps and tatties!!

"Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit"

Those of you in south London over the weekend would have seen an additional treat - JP dancing some Scottish reels!

Vasile Giurgiu said...

potato's, carrote's & one grenade...