Chow Haggling for Haggis
posted by January 23 at 12:59 PMon
The U.S. banned imports of Scottish haggis after Britain’s outbreak of mad cow disease, which is linked to the human brain illness Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
Scotland’s government insist its haggis — which usually contains the heart, liver and lungs wrapped inside a sheep’s stomach lining — is safe and wants the ban lifted.
“The Scottish government will consider engaging the U.S. government on its haggis import ban … It is safe or we wouldn’t eat it here,” said a spokeswoman. “We think there is a large market for it amongst expatriate Scots there.”
Stay tuned for further updates on the lifting of the haggis ban. In the meantime, those craving the taste of sheep stomach but fearful of meat-borne illness can enjoy this:
Yes, it’s real. Savage bought it for me in Yoorup. Ingredients listed on back: oatmeal, turnip, vegetable fat, kidney beans, lentils, onions, mushrooms, mixed chopped peanuts/walnuts/almonds, water, seasoning, herbs. I will never eat it. (But I may consider auctioning it in next year’s Strangercrombie.)