In a few days the Smithsonian will kick off its annual 2-week long Folklife Fesival on the Mall in DC. Each year the festival celebrates 3 regions and/or countries that have contributed to our cultural blend. The focus is on food, music, art, storytelling, craftsmanship, etc. Naturally the food kiosks are the biggest draw, as people line up in droves to sample foods of the featured areas. This year celebrates Appalachia, Scotland, and Mali. The menus printed in the paper this morning list lots of tempting dishes, none more so than the aforementioned haggis burger.