Don’t let a little Cullen skink scare you

Scottish cuisine gets an undeservedly bad rap. Everyone likes to poke fun at haggis (see the video clip in this post from my old food blog if you’re into haggis humor). But the great chieftain of the pudding race gets the last laugh. It’s quite tasty. Really.

deep fried curry haggis samosas

Haggis pakoras!

Scotland produces many excellent local meats, both wild and farmed.  You can’t do better than Scottish lamb, beef, and salmon. Often there is game on the menu, including grouse, venison, and woodcock.  Living as we do in landlocked Ethiopia, the abundance of seafood on offer is a particular treat for us.

Ad for the fresh fish wagon. Stromness, Orkney.

Ad for the fresh fish wagon. Stromness, Orkney.

I think we have eaten fresh fish every day of this trip.

Here’s a slideshow of some of the delicious meals we’ve enjoyed in Scotland:

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About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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2 Responses to Don’t let a little Cullen skink scare you

  1. Alberto says:

    My land! Looks like we’re living pretty high off the hog…. and the oysters, lamb, beef, salmon, grouse, woodcock and well-aged cheddar! 😉

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