an order of hairy tatties, please

I’m in Edinburgh and, as I’m sure you’ll agree, one of the best parts about traveling to a new country is discovering new vocabulary.

Now, besides reading, I also have a fascination for anything taboo or provocative (not necessarily for enacting these behaviors, but for exploring why they are taboo or provocative; why they sometimes make us uncomfortable).

So, I was excited when my two passions crossed paths when reading a menu at a restaurant in the Royal Botanical Garden of Edinburgh this Sunday.

hmmm, should I have the “hairy tatties” or the “cock a leekie”?