New breakfast menu?
In 1775 Samuel Johnson published an account of his recent visit, with James Boswell, to the Isle of Skye. Johnson includes an interesting section on food and drink and here’s a highlight….
‘A man of the Hebrides, for of the women’s diet I can give no account, as soon as he appears in the morning, swallows a glass of whisky; yet they are not a drunken race, at least I was never present at much intemperance; but no man is so abstemious as to refuse the morning dram, which they call a skalk’. *
……And there’s a new distillery planned for the nearby Isle of Raasay for 2017, to complement the existing Talisker Distillery on Skye!
I’m looking forward to trying the (occasional) full Johnsonian when we settle down at Mossfield House. Porridge, bacon and egg, toast and marmalade, glass of whisky…..?
*From Johnson, S.(1775; 1984, p72) Journey to the Western Isles, Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth England