A Conversation for Planning for Burns Night

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Post 1

Bagheera: Spellchecker, Grammarian Pedant, Semiquavering Secretary and member of the Punctuation Police

smiley - blackcat I've never been able to pin down exactly what the connection is, but Haggis is a traditional delicacy in Sweden, too! Pronunciation is as near as makes no difference identical, I smiley - erm THINK it's spelt "hakkiss" and the ingredients smiley - tongueout are identical.smiley - ok
smiley - stiffdrink Reasons for eating it? smiley - stiffdrink Exactly the same - but in Sweden you'd drink a [3cl] smiley - stiffdrink glass of Akvavit (snapps) with every mouthful rather than Whisky !!!! smiley - cdouble


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Post 2

Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!)

Bagheera, I have to say that this is news to me. It may be that I'm from the wrong part of Sweden, but I have never in my life heard that we have a dish resembling Haggis. The closest I can think of is our "isterband" which is a sausage with Barley wheat and then the regular sausage filling that can consist of pretty much anything that's left from the productions of other meat products.

But as I said, I have never heard that there'd be anything resembling Haggis and that would be called 'Hakkiss' or even resembling that.

May I enquire where you got your information from?


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Post 3

Bagheera: Spellchecker, Grammarian Pedant, Semiquavering Secretary and member of the Punctuation Police


Hi, Lost in Scotland!
smiley - blackcat My wife (Dreamweaver) comes from Värmland and I have had this served several times by ma-in-law when visiting.smiley - tongueout
smiley - biggrin Mormor is an excellent cook and also active member of a number of trad. craft groups etc. When I was told that this dish (which I have also seen prepacked in the frozen goods sections of ICA & KANON) was considered just as much Swedish as Scotish I had no reason to doubt it . . . smiley - erm . . . is someone taking the mick??smiley - huh


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Post 4

Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!)

Hmmm.. Weird.. I've never seen it where I come from. Which is Småland, you know, a bit further south, and on the east coast. But I'm not going to argue, just for the sake of arguing.


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Post 5

Bagheera: Spellchecker, Grammarian Pedant, Semiquavering Secretary and member of the Punctuation Police

Thanks, Lost in England!smiley - ok
Is it possible this is a local rather than national thing?
smiley - biggrin I remember on one of my first visits bneing shown an old
book of Värmland recipes smiley - tongueout
smiley - wowOn one of the very first pages, it began "First, shoot your elk . . "smiley - yikes
In the area around Filipstad, hunting is good. If you know how to shoot & butcher, elk, venison, etc are not luxury goods but actually cheaper than e.g. imported pork or beef.smiley - blackcat


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Post 6

Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!)

Moose meat is pretty cheap if you hunt it yourself. Then it only costs as much as the bullets you use.smiley - smiley
There are a lot of nice old Swedish recipes that has a bunch of weird starts "shoot your mose" being one of them.smiley - smiley


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