Tuesday, January 25, 2011

40yr haggis ban - out of date!

Whatever you do, don't try to smuggle haggis into America for a Burns night supper - you could be arrested!

You might think it has something to do with the quarantine of this canny wee creature or perhaps the risk of its extinction given its rarity. You might even think it has something to do with the many 'secret recipes' involved in the cooking of it...and you might be right.

The US has banned food made with sheep lung since 1971 - ruling it as unfit for human consumption.

I'll admit that some are horrified by the dubious ingredients...awful offal

But you see, it's okay for Scots to eat it in Scotland but not for Scots to eat it in America. What if the same were true for the export of whisky? Now there's a thought!

Happy Burns Night to all- even if it's only with neeps and tatties.

  • I knew a woman once who packed her case full of sausages, strings of them and she made it through customs!! 1989 if l remember right. They must have had super nice ingredients.

Below is Eddi Reader singing, 'You're Welcome, Willie Stewart'
Burns poem 1791

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