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(The Big Story)   Scottish pioneer creates haggis nachos to transform national food into symbol of both tradition and change. "Scotland is not about old white men in kilts stirring pots to make haggis. My team is multicultural. We use state-of-the-art equipment"   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 56
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2014-08-03 12:31:37 PM  
Tried haggis once at a breakfast buffet in Edinburgh. No desire for a second helping.
 
2014-08-03 12:38:40 PM  
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2014-08-03 01:35:36 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Tried haggis once at a breakfast buffet in Edinburgh. No desire for a second helping.


Oh, haggis is nice. But it is possible to go too far:

www.cosmospizzas.com
 
2014-08-03 01:50:15 PM  
So, is sheep's lung tasty? Never tried it.
 
2014-08-03 01:54:55 PM  
State of the art equipment to make nachos?
 
2014-08-03 01:55:25 PM  
I am interested to see what the person can come up with.
 
2014-08-03 02:00:38 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: State of the art equipment to make nachos?


That means they use clean boots to stomp the mix together.
 
2014-08-03 02:02:29 PM  
 
2014-08-03 02:03:09 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: State of the art equipment to make nachos?


This. That's like saying your latest car has the  pinnacle of technology - A GAS TANK!
Or saying your new video game is the most advanced in history - You can save your game!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-08-03 02:04:40 PM  

iron de havilland: Speaker2Animals: Tried haggis once at a breakfast buffet in Edinburgh. No desire for a second helping.

Oh, haggis is nice. But it is possible to go too far:

[www.cosmospizzas.com image 700x700]


"Haggis boys?"
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2014-08-03 02:05:54 PM  
There is a mexican takeaway that delivers to me (in Edinburgh) that has been doing haggis nachos, quesadillas, burritos etc... for years using MacSweens haggis.

Those Cosmo's haggis pizzas are amazing. Haggis fried rice, haggis on toast, haggis pakora, haggis nachos - basically if you can haggisify a food it's been done.*

* Except haggis stuffed crust pizza but I hope someone makes that soon.
 
2014-08-03 02:10:52 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: State of the art equipment to make nachos?


No, to make the haggis:

At Macsween's tidy modern factory near Edinburgh, workers stuff a blend of sheep lung, beef fat, oatmeal and spices into an intestinal casing to make traditional haggis, as round and solid as gray cannonballs. But the company also produces a popular vegetarian version, as well as canapé-sized mini haggis balls and microwaveable patties that can be used in everything from tacos to lasagna.

"Scotland is not about old white men in kilts stirring pots to make haggis," she said. "My team is multicultural. We use state-of-the-art equipment."
 
2014-08-03 02:18:18 PM  

YourOwnMedicine: There is a mexican takeaway that delivers to me (in Edinburgh) that has been doing haggis nachos, quesadillas, burritos etc... for years using MacSweens haggis.

Those Cosmo's haggis pizzas are amazing. Haggis fried rice, haggis on toast, haggis pakora, haggis nachos - basically if you can haggisify a food it's been done.*

* Except haggis stuffed crust pizza but I hope someone makes that soon.


Hmm. Every time I've seen the haggis pizza... it's just felt wrong.

But wtf, I'll give one a go at the next opportunity.

/And those seppos all try and say that British food is bad.
//Pish and tosh.
 
2014-08-03 02:20:46 PM  
If you want to see the state-of-the-art technology being used at the MacSween's factory you can watch this episode of 'How It's Made' about the process they use.
 
2014-08-03 02:22:06 PM  

YourOwnMedicine: There is a mexican takeaway that delivers to me (in Edinburgh) that has been doing haggis nachos, quesadillas, burritos etc... for years using MacSweens haggis.

Those Cosmo's haggis pizzas are amazing. Haggis fried rice, haggis on toast, haggis pakora, haggis nachos - basically if you can haggisify a food it's been done.*


Sounds like the Python Spam sketch, but substitute haggis for Spam.
 
2014-08-03 02:29:37 PM  
Goddamn - Haggis Nachos?

The Horror, The Horror!
 
2014-08-03 02:32:24 PM  
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"Eets lack er kwizeen az beast onna deer!"
 
2014-08-03 02:39:33 PM  

iron de havilland: Speaker2Animals: Tried haggis once at a breakfast buffet in Edinburgh. No desire for a second helping.

Oh, haggis is nice. But it is possible to go too far:

[www.cosmospizzas.com image 700x700]


That is as offensive as that deep dish casserole they try to pass off as pizza in Chicago.
 
2014-08-03 03:26:34 PM  
I'd eat haggis nachos. Or haggis tacos. I bet haggis flautas would be good.
 
2014-08-03 03:29:29 PM  
Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!
 
2014-08-03 03:32:41 PM  

Lokkii: Goddamn - Haggis Nachos?

The Horror, The Horror!


It does sound offal
 
2014-08-03 03:39:18 PM  
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2014-08-03 03:43:21 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!


Hell yeah.
 
2014-08-03 03:45:07 PM  
www.boomtron.com

MMmm, Hagis.
 
2014-08-03 04:08:32 PM  
Scots look are a lot different than what Fox News and Big Media have been telling me for so many years.

i mean, where is his kilt and jaunty tam o'shanter?

www.macsween.co.uk
 
2014-08-03 04:18:49 PM  

Solty Dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkECww7bwlU

Inspiration perhaps.


My first thought as well.

Fun song.
 
2014-08-03 04:25:27 PM  

Wangiss: Needlessly Complicated: Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!

Hell yeah.


Second hit claims to be Romanian, but all seems to be synthesized so far.
 
2014-08-03 04:50:28 PM  
 
2014-08-03 04:54:13 PM  

cretinbob: Ultimate nachos and tacos


oh, and language may be nsfw
 
2014-08-03 05:24:25 PM  
Once you get it out of the sheep stomach, haggis is just ground spiced meat and oats for filler. It's like Taco Bell meat without the taco sauce and laxitives, and therefore pretty good in any dish that would normally use other types of crumbly spiced meats.

One Haggis Crunch Wrap Supreme, please.
 
2014-08-03 05:36:39 PM  

BATMANATEE: haggis is just ground spiced meat



Does lungs count as meat?
 
2014-08-03 06:05:39 PM  

WeenerGord: BATMANATEE: haggis is just ground spiced meat


Does lungs count as meat?


They do in hotdogs and fast food burgers.
 
2014-08-03 06:22:35 PM  

WeenerGord: BATMANATEE: haggis is just ground spiced meat


Does lungs count as meat?


Would a vegetarian eat lungs? Plus the lungs are the thing that makes it great giving a light fluffy texture
 
2014-08-03 06:22:48 PM  
FREEDOM! HAGGIS!
 
2014-08-03 06:22:54 PM  
...should someone tell him, it's originally greek. (homer even mentions the dish well before 'scots' existed)

most likely the recipe was brought over by the romans and went via the celtic route that way
 
2014-08-03 06:39:54 PM  

deplorable: ...should someone tell him, it's originally greek. (homer even mentions the dish well before 'scots' existed)

most likely the recipe was brought over by the romans and went via the celtic route that way



So, Scots like Italian food.
 
2014-08-03 06:44:52 PM  

deplorable: ...should someone tell him, it's originally greek. (homer even mentions the dish well before 'scots' existed)

most likely the recipe was brought over by the romans and went via the celtic route that way


It isn't really a recipe. Oats, sheep offal and seasoning encased in intestine and cooked. What makes it a Scottish dish is that the people kept it alive and made it something of a specialty as other countries made their national dishes more refined.

Plus just because some greek dude wrote down something first doesn't mean they invented it either. There were people in Scotland when Homer was alive and they shouldn't get to hog the credit just because they lived near where they invented paper. If he wanted international acclaim for haggis he could learn from the Scots and have been first in line at the patent office
 
2014-08-03 06:57:10 PM  

Faddy: deplorable: ...should someone tell him, it's originally greek. (homer even mentions the dish well before 'scots' existed)

most likely the recipe was brought over by the romans and went via the celtic route that way

It isn't really a recipe. Oats, sheep offal and seasoning encased in intestine and cooked. What makes it a Scottish dish is that the people kept it alive and made it something of a specialty as other countries made their national dishes more refined.

Plus just because some greek dude wrote down something first doesn't mean they invented it either. There were people in Scotland when Homer was alive and they shouldn't get to hog the credit just because they lived near where they invented paper. If he wanted international acclaim for haggis he could learn from the Scots and have been first in line at the patent office



Speaking of that, the tomatoes so often used in Italian cooking were unknown in the old world, until they were brought back by explorers to the Americas. Tomatoes, corn, potatoes, tobacco, and chocolate were Native American foods.
 
2014-08-03 06:57:47 PM  
OK, tobacco was not a food, but was used as a medicine
 
2014-08-03 07:09:33 PM  
Tomatoes are clearly from Greece, Pythagoras wrote down the original Greek Salad recipe between discovering the 3,4,5 triangle and inventing the church organ
 
2014-08-03 07:15:55 PM  

Wangiss: Needlessly Complicated: Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!

Hell yeah.




Salsa Celtica
 
2014-08-03 07:26:40 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Wangiss: Needlessly Complicated: Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!

Hell yeah.



Salsa Celtica


Uuuummmm... Salsa isn't the same thing as Tejano.
 
2014-08-03 07:27:17 PM  
 
2014-08-03 08:01:48 PM  

WeenerGord: OK, tobacco was not a food, but was used as a medicine


But the tomacco is BOTH!

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Mmmmmm....tomacco!

/hot like a smoked tomacco
 
2014-08-03 09:28:54 PM  
Haggis nachos? Oh, the horror!   o_O
 
2014-08-03 09:53:08 PM  
I had haggis nachos already a few years ago, at a place in Edinburgh called Viva Mexico. This was how I learned that nachos taste pretty much the same no matter what meat you use.
 
2014-08-03 10:32:07 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Spiralmonkey: Wangiss: Needlessly Complicated: Oooh, "Haggis Nachos" would be a good name for a Tejano/Scottish folk fusion band.

Yeah, accordions AND bagpipes!

Hell yeah.

Salsa Celtica

Uuuummmm... Salsa isn't the same thing as Tejano.


It was just a reference on the theme of Latin food with a Scottish twist, not meant as a serious commentary on the relative merits of music genres.

In other words, lighten up Francis.
 
2014-08-03 11:46:06 PM  
Nachos would obscure the haggis taste, which IMO is great. I've had the pizza above, or similar, and it works very well.
 
2014-08-03 11:48:15 PM  
GET THAT IN MY BELLY, NOW NOW NOW!!!!! (saying that in my Daniel Day Louis voice from 'Lincoln')

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2014-08-04 12:00:42 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: State of the art equipment to make nachos?


Gastronomic nachos, I'm guessing? Something like aerated nachos?
 
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