Haggis Traditions on the Burns Supper: Piping and Addressing
Burns supper is full of superb activities like eating a fancy dinner, listening to poem recitals, signing great songs, and socializing with your friends and family members. The main focus of the night is the Haggis. The tradition of eating the Haggis during the Burns supper came from one of Robert Burns’ poems entitled Address to a Haggis. For this article, we will be discussing the Haggis traditions for Robbie Burns day which is the Piping of the Haggis and the Address to a Haggis A Very Delicious Cranachan for Your Burns Supper Dessert
The Haggis is a food made from the Sheep’s lungs, stomach, and liver. It is a combination of this meat which are minced with onions and other spices. They are then wrapped in an oval cylinder, or globular shape. Once the Haggis is made, it can be eaten by first cooking it. Since the Haggis is generally a pre-prepared dish, it can be prepared only be boiling, baking, or steaming. However, nowadays, there are various dishes and meals that can be cooked to prepare a dish made from the Haggis. For instance, the most popular Burns supper recipe is the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.
Piping in of the Haggis
To conduct the piping of the Haggis, the chef who prepared the Haggis, the piper, the person who will lead the Address to the Haggis, and the whisky bearer should do a procession wherein the Haggis will be placed on the table. While this is being done, the audience should clap their hands until the Haggis is placed on the table. The audience should then sit down to start reciting the Address to the Haggis. The Speeches Made for the Burns Night Celebration
Address to a Haggis
The person who will lead the address to the Haggis should have a knife with him. While reciting the Address to the Haggis poem, he or she should cut the Haggis as it releases its very delicious juices within.
As a recommendation, the people in charge of the kitchen should already cut even just a little bit of the Haggis so that the addresser would easily be able to cut it in pieces.
Afterwards, the addresser should raise his or her hands while reciting the last lines of the poem. The audience should then clap their hands and begin eating the very delicious supper prepared by the kitchen staff.