Wednesday, January 23, 2008
There's a Ban on Haggis?!?
Haggis (shown above in all its glory) is a delightful Scottish treat. According to Wikipedia, it's made from "sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours."
And I have to say . . . it's really good. (Sorry, veggies.) But apparently it's been banned in the US since the outbreak of mad cow disease in Britain. (Which was quite some time ago.) Now the Scots are planning to lobby the US government to lift the ban. They seem to think that lots of people in America are craving a little sheep stomach surprise. I'm not sure about the rest of my countrymen (and women), but they can put me down for a serving or two.
In the meantime, maybe I'll try vegetarian haggis--or this tasty product.
(Actually, I have a contraband can of haggis in my cupboard. Come and get me!)
Thanks for the story, Elizabeth!