Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An article about haggis

I just saw this article on Salon.com and thought some of you might be interested:

Is haggis really that disgusting?

Don't blame me; that's the actual title of the Salon article!

I have very little personal experience of the stuff myself.  The only time I've ever tasted it was last summer, when I had haggis and chips from a Scottish food vendor at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.  And it wasn't bad, really, if you didn't think too hard about what's in it or how it's made. <g>

6 comments:

CraftyJo said...

Yummy - I was in Edinburgh last year and had haggis daily in some form or other. Stuffed inside a chicken breast, layered between meats etc... it's delicious. Just having celebrated Burns Night over here will be why you're finding Haggis articles I suspect :)

And.... I don't believe many places still use a sheep's stomach to hold it all together these days.

rsvp2mee said...

Yuck to haggis; many Americans don't even like giblets at Thanksgiving. So.....take a look at an amusing URL regarding VEGETARIAN haggis: http://twobites.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/vegetarian-haggis-waitwhat/

Karen Henry said...

rsvp2mee:

Ewww! That sounds pretty awful. :-)

Karen

slfisher said...

It's like oatmeal with a lot of onions.

Tracey R. said...

Have had it once. The taste wasn't bad--it tasted pretty much like lamb. The texture was a bit odd, thought. The worst part is just knowing everything that goes in it...

Glad to have tried it once...don't need to try it again!

Belinda said...

Yep i had it whilst in Scotland and it was delicious!