In My Own Words: Austin Mannheim, Gray, GA

In My Own Words: Austin Mannheim, Gray, GA

I usually wear my kilt to formal and non formal events, or just because I want to wear it. I belong to a period dance club where we perform Scottish and English country dancing, in period attire, and I have worn my kilt in several performances. I’ve worn them at weddings, usually I’m the only one in a kilt, but it is very well received.

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In My Own Words:  Jonathan Welford

In My Own Words: Jonathan Welford

I am an honorary Scotsman, after marrying my Scottish husband. I’d previously worked for the Bank of Scotland and had been kilted for various black tie functions and loved the feeling of wearing a kilt. On our wedding day we’d decided to be kilted, and wore the Prince of Wales tartan.

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In My Own Words: Philip Hosea

In My Own Words: Philip Hosea

I wear a kilt while reenacting Scottish troops who fought in America during the French and Indian War (1755 – 1763) and the American War for Independence (1775 – 1783). For the French and Indian War, we portray the 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie’s Highlanders) which was raised in the area of Stirling in Scotland.

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Steak Auld Reekie

Steak Auld Reekie

Four 8oz (250g) fillets of Aberdeen Angus steak. 4 tablespoons Scotch whisky 13 fluid ounces (350g) double cream 4 oz (125g or one stick) grated smoked cheese 1 oz (25g or ¼ stick) butter Salt and pepper to taste Pan fry the steaks according to preference (rare,...

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Oatmeal Potatoes

  Potatoes (new ones are best) 2 tablespoons pinhead oatmeal 1 tablespoon butter Boil your normal quantity of potatoes in the usual way. While they are cooking, toast the oatmeal slowly on a tray in the oven using a low/medium heat. Drain the potatoes and add the...

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Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

Six potatoes, diced 3 leeks, chopped 1¼ pints (750ml or 3 cups) chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 ounce (25g or ¼ stick) butter or margarine 2 ounces (50g or half cup) grated cheddar cheese Boil the potatoes and leeks in water for about 15...

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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

  4 large free-range eggs 275g/10oz sausage meat 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 spring onion, very finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper 125g/4oz plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 free-range egg,...

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Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie

1 pound cod fillets, cut into chunks 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups warm milk, or more as needed 1 cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/2 cup minced onion 1...

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Rumbledethumps (Colcannon)

Rumbledethumps (Colcannon)

1⁄2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced-about 8 cups 2 1⁄2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter 1⁄4 cup chopped chives 1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz.) Butter an 8 cup baking dish. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook cabbage in a...

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