Cock -a-Leekie soup

DSC02769Having travelled a great deal I kind of got accustomed to eating rather strange food. I ate a tarantula , tasted a live green ant ( tastes like almond) cockroaches, raccoon, guinea pig among other things and last year in Australia i ate a rather tough piece of kangaroo.  You can definitely say that i am a foodie. Here in Scotland  one of the local dishes of course is haggis and even though its cooked in a sheep stomach it`s nothing to shy away from. The Scots also adopted the tea ceremony complete with scones and clotted cream which is delicious. Food, as always,  is an adventure.  Stella took me in the local supermarket here in Penicuik to get a small something to heat up for a late supper as we had lunch this afternoon at the New Club in Edinburgh.  ” How about a bowl of soup? ” she asked. We were staying  at the Barleydean suite in Milton Bridge which has a microwave,  so why not, a bowl of soup it was going to be. We went to the soup aisle and looked at the different varieties of soup. You have your tomato, mushroom, cream of chicken , lentil and vegetables soups and suddenly there it was ! Cock-a-leekie soup. ” What the heck is that?” Stella asked and to my surprise i didn’t have a clue. It sounded weird but intriguing and without looking at the ingredients we bought it and brought it to our temporary home where we heated it up in the earlier mentioned microwave.  This was going to be a taste adventure.  We tried a spoon full, looked at each other and ……. concluded that the Scotts must have a good sense of humour , or do they just have great marketing skills?

 

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