Jan. 15, 2013
-- On Friday 25 January, fans of the Scottish Bard, Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns, will raise a glass to celebrate the poet’s life and work as they tuck in to ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’. It’s a perfect chance to gather the clan on a cold winter’s evening, tuck in to a scrumptious supper and address the haggis in time-honoured tradition.
Burtons Butchers provides the very best for Burns Night with haggis from Macsween, Edinburgh’s finest supplier – and according to Clarissa Dickson Wright (of the BBC's Two Fat Ladies), “Macsween is the palace of haggis."
Andrew Burton of Burtons Butchers in Saffron Walden, who celebrates this day every year, says: “Burns Night is an evening that we always enjoy with family and friends. It’s something different that we don’t do any other time of the year, and there’s always someone new at our table keen to try the famous dish.”
With many Burns Suppers taking place across the length and breadth of the land, those looking for the finest haggis in our region can find it at Burtons Butchers, Saffron Walden, and Burtons will also provide some great cookery tips too!
There are not many who can claim Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and Abraham Lincoln as fans, but Rabbie Burns can – the Bard captured some of Scotland’s most expressive and reminiscent prose, and is known for his inspirational and touching writing style. Tam O'Shanter, To A Mouse, and A Red, Red Rose are among some of his popular poems, however his Address to a haggis has to be the most famous of all – a poem read every year at the annual gatherings: Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o' the Puddin'-race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of a grace As lang's my arm
... Robert Burns.