Sunday, 29 April 2012

Scots wha hae!

April has been a really busy month for me- lots happening foodie wise but no time to write about it!

At the beginning of the month I went to Bouches du Rhone - to visit family and to attend a food festival called Artisans 13 held in the Conseil Municipal in Marseille.

I ate so well over those 4 days in April- and there will be lots of pics and recipes appearing over the next few months inspired by my long weekend. However- back to the food festival.

Glasgow, as I'm sure we all know, is the European Capital of Culture- but will be handing over the baton to Marseille and the region of Provence in 2013. To begin the handover, artisans from Glasgow and from Marseille came together to present their wares.

Marseille is no stranger to offal- witness here it's renowned dish 'Pieds Paquets'- and how about this stall in the Camargue selling every type of sausage that can be made from a bull !-  so it's no surprise that the haggis stall at the festival attracted lots of buyers.

Being superscrimpers, we managed to blag a couple of baby haggises- and took them home to tempt French eaters. We finely sliced the haggis and fried it in butter before serving on green leaves with a simple lemon vinaigrette. It was a hit!

This recipe would work well with other similar meats such as black pudding or liver sausage.


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  2. Have made this with some leftover black pudding (a really nice one with apple chunks in). It's the butter and lemony dressing that work so well with the strong taste of the sausage. Really tasty and light!