'A Scottish Bill of Fare' within the Wanless papers

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'A Scottish Bill of Fare' within the Wanless papers
Menu made of paper

Donated by Miss Mary Tansley, 1957
Museum number 1957-423-61

This 'Scottish Bill of Fare' is a semi-humorous menu printed with black ink on off-white paper. To judge by the content, it may have been produced for a Burns Supper as it combines short verses in Scots with the menu for a meal. Beneath the title are the lines 'I will be blithe and licht, My heart is bent upon sae gude a nicht.' The food on the menu is usually referred to by a Scots name, or is written in a supposed-Scots accent, probably copied from the 'Kailyard' school of literature which was common in the late 19th century. For example, mashed turnips are 'Bashed neeps' and spring onions aer 'syboos.'

'A Scottish Bill of Fare' within the Wanless papers
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