Don't forget it's Burns Night on Sunday; 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's national poet, so a few wee drams are definitely in order. Check out the BBC's excellent 250 years of Robert Burns website for some traditional recipes and an audio archive of Burns' works. Here's the proper way to start addressing your haggis:
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' yet tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace
As lang's my arm..
Just don't bother asking Paxman.
PS It's Saturday night and the haggis preparations are just beginning in our kitchen (see below). I'll be lining up a nip of whisky to chuck over the wee beastie later on.