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Robbie Burns Day - beyond haggis

Chef Alain Monod.JPGRobbie Burns Day is coming up this week so we thought we'd devote our Food Feature to the Scottish poet and his fans around the world. Scotland's favourite son - and the author of the New Year's Eve song 'Auld Lang Syne' - was born on January 25th in 1759.

There are suppers and celebrations across Quebec. But the one prepared by award-winning Chef Alain Monod goes beyond the traditional haggis, potatoes and turnips. Chef Monod (left, with haggis) will be cooking at The University Club of Montreal on Jan 27, as he has been for the past 24 years.

He spoke with Sonali Karnick about how he got involved in Scottish cuisine in the first place and explains his menu for the Robbie Burns Day Supper.

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Photo: Chef Alain Monod, M.A.