jnelsoninjax: The irony is I just got a call from my boss today, and she told me that on Saturday we are going to be serving haggis to a group of Navy boys (I work on a navy base), I do not know if I will be able to try it, but I might just!
cretinbob: Anyone know where I can get some?
clivecusslerfan: cretinbob:Anyone know where I can get some?Find an established merchant of British wares. In the historic shopping district in my town, there's a shop that sells British wares.
clivecusslerfan: cretinbob:Anyone know where I can get some?Find an established merchant of British wares. In the historic shopping district in my town, there's a shop that sells British wares. They have cans of haggis that they import for sale. Every spring we have Tartan Day festivities (lots of ginger lasses in short kilts dancing) and the shop has samples of Haggis. Too bad it's $9 a can though. It's barely enough to feed my son and me. Good thing my wife and daughter hate it!/I need to remember to pick some up tomorrow morning while I'm out, if they aren't sold out yet.//Too bad my medicine will put me in a coma if I drink alcohol.///I'll settle for an Irn Bru, I guess.
Abox: saeufer82: Abox: It's the importation of haggis that's banned right? Not like it's illegal to eat sheep lung.Lamb lung is considered "inedible" by the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (the meat people), so it's illegal to use it in food that has to be inspected (i.e. anything you can buy at a store). There's nothing stopping you from buying lamb lung out the back door of a butcher shop or abattoir and making your own haggis, though it'd be illegal to sell.Thanks Obama.
stanadamsii: tlchwi02: FTA: "A 2003 survey suggested that a third of US visitors to Scotland believed the haggis was an animal. Nearly a quarter thought they could catch one."my countrymen are so dumbYou can catch one if it is thrown at you properly...
Tillmaster: And the American brag about their freedom.Pshaw!I've tried American haggis. It isn't a patch on the real thing.
Omahawg: is there no love for souse?
Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Your argument suffers from the No True Haggis fallacy.
madgonad: In Scotland now it is kind of a joke - only the tourists eat it.
ladyfortuna: Ok I didn't realize the lung part was both an ingredient, and also banned, but I had what I assume to be mostly authentic haggis at a Robert Burns dinner years ago when Lordfortuna's parents took us. It was, admittedly, prepared in a nice hotel, so I assume it was better than a lot of people would end up eating, but it tasted pretty good. Basically like sausage, only with sort of a thick oatmeal texture since it's not squeezed into tiny sausage casings first.Seriously, it's not bad, at least try it if you have the chance. Just brace yourself for the odd texture.
orbister: madgonad: In Scotland now it is kind of a joke - only the tourists eat it.Nope. Every fish and chip shop sells haggis suppers and every butcher sells their own version. Had it for dinner last night. Very tasty.
cretinbob: The ban is for importing it, dumbmitterApparently it does come in a canI saw it on Chopped.Anyone know where I can get some?
madgonad: There are poor-people's food in every culture.In Scotland they kept various non-meat/liver internal organs, jammed them into a stomach with some grains, and boiled it until it was pasty enough to no longer be recognized for what it was. It was the cheapest protein and fat available. Scotland was damn poor and this was a common staple at the time. Sheep have a lot less meat than cattle, so you use what is available.I've had haggis in Scotland and in the States. Even heavily spiced you can tell how dodgy it was. In Scotland now it is kind of a joke - only the tourists eat it.
b0rg9: Tillmaster: And the American brag about their freedom.Pshaw!I've tried American haggis. It isn't a patch on the real thing.Hey man, not to threadjack (I know, I know), but those pics in your bio of you and what you were working on at the time are great.I would love to try authentic haggis. I live just south of Dunedin, FL and I wonder if I threw a local a few bucks if I could acquire a taste./favorited
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