Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Ultimate Burns Supper Book - A Practical (But Irreverant) Guide to Scotland's Greatest Celebration - cover

The Ultimate Burns Supper Book - A Practical (But Irreverant) Guide to Scotland's Greatest Celebration

Clark McGinn

Publisher: Luath Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book; containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest. It includes: complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns' greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky. Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware, That jaups in luggies; But if ye wish her gratfu' prayer, Gie her a Haggis! Address to a Haggis, ROBERT BURNS With detailed descriptions and instructions by a recognised and widely credited Burns supper speaker, this is a guide to a widespread and popular social event that has been practiced for 200 years. It is also an informal, light hearted introduction to an event that non Scots might otherwise find confusing or intimidating. BACK COVER: Everything you need to enjoy or arrange a Burns Supper - just add food, drink and friends. Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book. Containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest, this book is full of advice, anecdotes, poetry and wit. Robert Burns is one of Scotland's greatest gifts to civilisation (along with whisky) and his poetry is rightly celebrated across the globe. The odds are you'll be invited to a Supper at some point in your life and you may even want to host a Supper of your own. Whatever the case, this book will provide you with all the information you need to have great fun at every Burns Supper as guest or host.- A complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches - Advice on what to wear - A section on how to prepare and present speeches - A list of common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!) - A selection of Burns's greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis - Answers your concerns about eating haggis and extols the pleasures of drinking whisky. Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit - The Selkirk Grace, Robert Burns
Available since: 07/22/2013.
Print length: 176 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Lulu's Provençal Table - The Food and Wine from Domaine Tempier Vineyard - cover

    Lulu's Provençal Table - The...

    Richard Olney

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A food writer and editor of the Time-Life cooking series shares stories and recipes from his friendship with a legendary Provençal chef and vineyard owner.   Of all of the culinary treasures that Richard Olney brought home from France for his American audience, the spritely and commanding Lulu Peyraud is perhaps the most memorable. A second-generation proprietor of Provence’s noted vineyard Domaine Tempier, and producer of some of the region’s best wines and meals, Lulu has for more than fifty years been Provence’s best-kept secret. Mother of seven, Lulu still owns and operates Domaine Tempier with her family, serving up wit and warmth with remarkable food at the vineyard. Hosting American tastemakers like Alice Waters, Paul Bertolli, Gerald Asher, Paula Wolfert, and Kermit Lynch through the years, Lulu has willingly shared her sweeping culinary knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness with anyone who stopped by.   In Lulu’s Provençal Table, Olney, who shared an unguarded friendship with Lulu, relays the everyday banter, lessons, and more than 150 recipes that have emerged from her kitchen. Peppered with more than 75 photographs, Olney’s tribute aptly celebrates the spirit and gifts of this culinary legend.   “With good-humored admiration, sharp-eyed description and lucid instruction, Olney—and Lulu—bring readers traditional Provencal cooking at its finest.” —Publishers Weekly   “The tentative giving and taking of recipes quietly evolved into a book so rich in collaboration that Lulu together with Richard seemed to become as one: a magical, culinary love affair.” —Simon Hopkinson, The Observer
    Show book
  • Waiter Rant - Thanks for the Tip—Confessions of a Cynical Waiter - cover

    Waiter Rant - Thanks for the...

    Steve Dublanica

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.
    Show book
  • The Essential Guide to English Wine - cover

    The Essential Guide to English Wine

    Peter Richards, Susie Barrie

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This pocket-sized monograph covers key aspects of English wine – from the history to modern developments via climate change, geology, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking, recent vintages – while the core of the book profiles the country's leading producers. Wine tourism has its own section ('There's never been a better time to visit English wine country,' declare the authors), as does a listing of key overseas distributors to reflect the growing importance of exports. A map of the main wine regions, designed by Dr Alistair Nesbitt of Climate Wine Consulting, sits at the heart of the publication.
    Show book
  • Fry Bread - A Native American Family Story - cover

    Fry Bread - A Native American...

    Kevin Noble Maillard

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference. Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family.
    Show book
  • Beef 101 - Master Cooking Beef with 101 Great Recipes - cover

    Beef 101 - Master Cooking Beef...

    Perrin Davis, Kate DeVivo

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    From perfect steaks and burgers to classic stews, meatballs, and more, this is your go-to guide for beef recipes, tips, and techniques. 
     
    Beef 101 features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. It is both a cookbook and a comprehensive reference guide covering everything you need to know about beef, from the different cuts of meat to kitchen equipment and supplies. Its practical layout makes it easy to use, with measures calculated in both traditional and metric quantities. 
     
    Full of mouthwatering photographs, Beef 101 starts off with a detailed introduction full of helpful how-tos and insider tips. The 101 recipes included feature a breadth of different dishes drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions, all of them featuring clear, straightforward instructions, and all of them delicious. The 101 series is perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons.
    Show book
  • Simply Suppers - cover

    Simply Suppers

    Jennifer Chandler

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    We're all faced with the same question every evening: What's for supper? Jennifer Chandler's newest recipe collection is full of delicious answers.Chef and author Jennifer Chandler shares her culinary experience with readers, equipping you with the know-how you need to serve these memorable meals. This beautifully photographed cookbook is filled with entree, side dish, and dessert ideas that are easy enough for a Tuesday night meal and impressive enough for special occasions.In Simply Suppers, Chandler provides easy-to-follow recipes including:Braised Short RibsRoast Chicken with Pan GravyCrawfish EtouffeeBeef BourguignonPeach CobblerYou'll discover the essentials of a well-stocked kitchen and simple strategies for streamlining the cooking process. Simply Suppers features every successful home cook's secret: a selection of tried and true recipes that come together in a snap.Get ready to transform your kitchen into a workspace where you'll enjoy whipping up satisfying suppers for the people you love the most.Simply Suppers is your guidebook for putting comforting favorites on the table without a big hassle.
    Show book