Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Haggis croquettes on lower right of plate
Haggis patties on top of neeps on top of tatties
Haggis is a classic Scottish dish.  Wikipedia describes it extensively as quoted below.

"Clarissa Dickson Wright suggests that haggis was invented as a way of cooking quick-spoiling offal near the site of a hunt, without the need to carry along an additional cooking vessel. The liver and kidneys could be grilled directly over a fire, but this treatment was unsuitable for the stomach, intestines, or lungs. Chopping up the lungs and stuffing the stomach with them and whatever fillers might have been on hand, then boiling the assembly — likely in a vessel made from the animal's hide — was one way to make sure these parts did not go to waste."[12]

Haggis all prettied up

 Somehow, when I eat a local food, I'm trying to identify with the locals and affirm them and who they are. 

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