Global Scouse Day is back – the dish of the city

Posted on 24 February 2015
By Faye Smith
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It’s the city’s national dish, and the day to celebrate its existence is fast approaching.

The celebration of all things Scouse will be back on Saturday 28th February 2015 with a host of events and activities celebrating Liverpool’s much-loved dish. Global Scouse Day has won the backing of Virgin Trains,Liverpool and Everton FC, and City Central BID who will all be doing their bit for the occasion.

Scouse is a type of lamb or beef stew. The word comes from lobscouse, a stew commonly eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe, which became popular in seaports such as Liverpool.

The day was founded by Graham Hughes, a scouse adventurer and world record holder who is currently living in paradise after winning an international competition run by tech giants Samsung.

Graham Commented:“Everybody has their own idea of what Scouse should be, and by using social media to make this a global event we’re hoping to see versions of Scouse from Mexico, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Fiji,
Botswana… and everywhere in between.”

Keeping things local to the city, there will be a series of events happening around town:

There will be a Scouse-Off in the Bridewell, Liverpool ONE.

Berry and Rye will be hosting a Scouse inspired cocktail competition (Wednesday 25th February, 16:00 – 19:00PM) and a Berry Bake Off (Sunday 1ST April, 19:30 – Late.)

Liverpool’s very own stalwart café Maggie Mays will be offering Scouse samples in Liverpool City Centre.

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, over 80 city based restaurants and cafes will also be adding Scouse to their menus, with £1 of each sale going towards the Whitechapel Centre who support people who are homeless and facing other issues.

Wood Street based Lucha Libre, London Carriage Work, the Yacht Club & Marina and Liverpool ONE’s Salt House Tapas have been the first restaurants to sign up to the campaign, all putting their own flare on a bowl of Scouse.

Laura from Laura’s Little Bakery has been organising this year’s event. She commented: “Scouse is a delicious dish and an important part of Liverpool’s heritage. Last year’s campaign was such a huge success, and I’m glad we can run it again with the backing of some of the city’s biggest restaurants and organisations. Liverpool is such a generous city so it made sense that a donationfrom each dish sold in the many eateries will be made to the Whitechapel Centre based in the city centre.”

Also adding a bit of flavour will be a host of schools, colleges and universities from across the region
who will be selling Scouse on campus.

Restaurants across the globe are also getting involved with the flagship Scouse event. The Irish American, John Street New York; Canyon Coffee House, Zillah, USA; and Sekforde Arms, Clerkenwell, USA will all be adding Scouse to their menus.

For more information on Global Scouse Day visit and make sure you get involved on social media by using #GlobalScouseDay on Twitter and Facebook.

Facebook: #GlobalScouseDay
Twitter: #GlobalScouseDay