Scottish Food: Haggis

Haggis is a traditional Scottish highland dish that resembles, in some senses, a rather rough sausage. It is the national dish of Scotland, and Robert Burns, the great Scots poet, who wrote the famous “Address to a Haggis” called the haggis the “chieftain o’ the puddin-race.” It is a staple of Scottish cuisine, and is served in the traditional manner, as well as in the “haggis supper” (deep fried haggis with a side of French fries) or even as a haggis burger. It is sold prepa…

It is a staple of Scottish food, and is served in the traditional way, as well as in the “haggis supper” (deep fried haggis with a side of French french fries) or even as a haggis hamburger. Imported haggis from Scotland, which includes bits of lung, has even been rated” unfit for human usage”by the USDA.Interestingly, haggis is not utilized just for eating. There is a main Haggis Throwing World Championship in which rivals should toss a prepared haggis as far as possible for atop a whisky barrel platform– the existing record some 180 feet. Some would say this is a far better use for a haggis than actually eating it!

It is a staple of Scottish cuisine, and is served in the standard way, as well as in the “haggis dinner” (deep fried haggis with a side of French french fries) or even as a haggis burger. Imported haggis from Scotland, which includes bits of lung, has actually even been rated” unfit for human intake”by the USDA.Interestingly, haggis is not used only for eating. There is an official Haggis Throwing World Championship in which competitors should throw a prepared haggis as far as possible for atop a whisky barrel platform– the existing record some 180 feet.

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