The Morning Show is a daily news programme
on a Hamilton broadcasting station called CH Television which serves
parts of New York State and the Golden Horseshoe, an area that
encompasses most of Southern Ontario. On Wednesday, 22nd of January,
2003, one of their roving reporters, Lori de Angelis, showed up at Opies
Scottish Butcher's shop, on Concession Street, to be enlightened on the
mysteries of our national dish. Danny McLardy, the proprietor makes
more than ten tonnes of haggis at this time of year for Robert Burns
enthusiasts. Some of it has found its way into the USA and the
Caribbean Islands - and even back to Scotland! Ms. de Angelis keenly
assisted Danny during each stage of the preparation of that epicurean
comfort food, even to the handling of the raw heart, liver, and tongue!
On completion, Danny orated a poem composted by yours truly:
CH (CONCESSION HAGGIS)
Lori, if ye hivnae cam'
tae nag us,
Ah'll tell ye aboot oor famous haggis,
Auld Scotia's savoury delicht
that's consumed oan Rabbie Burns' nicht.
It consists o' oatmeal, lamb, an' ingin,
a toothsome dish tae get ye singin'
like yon Luciano Pavarotti -
an' this halesome repast isnae fatty
at a'. In fact, eatin' haggis is healthy.
The Mornin' Show micht mak' ye wealthy
while ye're practicin' yer endeavor,
Ah'll tell ye, haggis is forever!
So my dear Ms. Lori De Angelis
wid ye like tae sample a wee piece?
My wife just told me about an article that
I had missed during the week in The Mountain News (a local weekly). Here
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