This is to advise readers that the book is at the 90%-complete stage. The index and pictures remain to be inserted. It is here as a component of the Gastronomy website and this text forms part of what I offer educational establishments by way of lectures.
It is also here for when I am ready to offer it for publication. Those who read it in the meantime may care to comment on errors and omissions for which I will be grateful .
It is provisional. The text is being prepared as an etext to give links from the Contents Page to the content. The aim at present is to give an impression of the book.
95% of the readership will ignore the reference numbers within the text. They are still in red text to aid editing. In the main, they give the title and year of publication of a writer who has been quoted. The 5% who follow up the numbers can use the Bibliography page in the side panel of the Haggis section of the website rather than needing to skate to the end of the book, Diligent use of tabs will make it easier.
Most of this Preamble will be removed from the etext.