Scottish butchers celebrate National Black Pudding Day

Scottish butchers celebrate National Black Pudding Day

Butchers across Scotland are celebrating National Black Pudding Day on Monday 18th March, as the current Black Pudding Champion calls for it to receive the same acclaim as haggis.

Nigel Ovens, Scotland’s current Black Pudding Champion.

The date was earmarked by Scottish Craft Butchers to acknowledge the traditional blood sausage following a call for the foodstuff to be awarded similar acclaim as its cousin, the haggis.

Scotland’s current Black Pudding Champion, Inverclyde butcher Nigel Ovens of McCaskie’s Butchers and Café in Wemyss Bay, led the call, saying: “Black pudding is one of the most important butchers’ traditional staples in Scotland and people should be proud of this heritage food and celebrate it in style.

“As with haggis, every butcher has their own recipe for black pudding, and every country has its own specific version. Black pudding is now enjoying superfood status and we should be shouting about it from the rooftops.

“A national day of recognition will bring butchers and the public together in a celebration of this food hero.”

Scottish Craft Butchers said that Ovens’ call for a national day to recognise black pudding had gathered support across Great Britain, with National Craft Butchers adding their weight to the event, involving hundreds of butchers in England and Wales.

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