As long as we seem to be dividing up into Irish vs. Scot on the haggis
question, I might as well stick my nose in, as it were.
In answer to the "what is it" question, my understanding is that it's made by
stuffing various meat and vegetable parts into a sheep stomach. Something like
scrapple, but a little more disconcerting (to me, at least.) ;-p
Admittedly, I've never tasted the stuff, so I won't make any judgements. I
have eaten a lot of strange foods and liked them; I could be surprised. But my
current plans are to go to my grave a haggis virgin.
I do know that at some point last year, a sizeable shipment of Authentic
Made-in-Scotland haggis was sent back by our friends at U.S. Customs, who
deemed it "unfit for human consumption."
Finding this true story more amusing than any ethnic joke I can come up with,
and not wanting to start a "yeah, well, your mother plays hurley" contest,
I'll just sign off now.
Finding myself strangely hungry,
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