Wednesday, January 23, 2008

There's a Ban on Haggis?!?





Haggis (shown above in all its glory) is a delightful Scottish treat. According to Wikipedia, it's made from "sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours."

And I have to say . . . it's really good. (Sorry, veggies.) But apparently it's been banned in the US since the outbreak of mad cow disease in Britain. (Which was quite some time ago.) Now the Scots are planning to lobby the US government to lift the ban. They seem to think that lots of people in America are craving a little sheep stomach surprise. I'm not sure about the rest of my countrymen (and women), but they can put me down for a serving or two.

In the meantime, maybe I'll try vegetarian haggis--or this tasty product.

(Actually, I have a contraband can of haggis in my cupboard. Come and get me!)

Thanks for the story, Elizabeth!

21 Comments:

Blogger Spring said...

How did you have it if it's banned? I guess you have "ways." LOL.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Haggis smugglers.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

LOL. I remember a while back we were talking about the different "Kiki Strike" books covers. Here's some cool ones!

http://www.fantasymagazine.it/imgbank/ARTICOLI/kiki_fz1006.jpg

http://www.nnbh.com/base/3X/LBcover/906005623X.jpg


One of the covers I found was next to a "Winnie the Pooh" book. =( LOL. I also found a bunch in German..

5:03 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

oh. uhhhh...Y-Y-Yum...

The gummy tapeworm actually does look good, though!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous KuroSignal said...

I agree with international mastermind, that tape worm does look good.
Haggi's sound pretty good. But I'm one of those people that have the suddenly-seem-super-aware-ever since-they've-seen/read-about-the-disease-people. Wow that's mouthful...of haggi...

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I wonder if the lobbying will work. Lobbying almost always works at one of the schools I go to, so it might. I don't think there's been any lobbying for haggis at the school (no one probably knows what it is).

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Here's some cool stories.

Pennies :)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_fe_st/odd_pennies_saved;_ylt=AmNwj.nttEgakk_me_rAiVEZ.3QA

Ouch.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_fe_st/odd_foot_shooting;_ylt=AntYKEZTGWXjHA6c6SxpII_tiBIF

Banned? Why?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080122/od_nm/opera_dc;_ylt=Am8w3VYw6DSbbhYP9dTQEBDtiBIF

Did they buy a ticket?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080118/od_nm/snakes_dc;_ylt=AvTqEI101ZJTwY6v3sUMFDbtiBIF

Oops.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_fe_st/odd_live_rocket;_ylt=AlAp1xKUVVXNdyneCCk14kbtiBIF

Good kitty.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_on_fe_st/odd_lifesaving_cat;_ylt=AnAzM6DTouWmeYDrS4RMwYTtiBIF

Definitely the wrong newspaper section.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_on_fe_st/odd_horse_on_menu;_ylt=AqdK1OnhcM4Rx1iu0bXL7H3tiBIF

Excuse me: Studying cows belching.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_belching_cows;_ylt=AtnnBxWAV5S4p6463lgpET7tiBIF

9:35 PM  
Anonymous hobbes said...

*involuntary shudder* ew... I just don't do stomachs when they're outside of their owner

10:34 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Same Anonymous: Where's your blog? I can't seem to find the URL.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

I changed my blogger picture. Does it look familiar?

5:24 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

Here's some cool Toledo news.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=5909441
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080116/ART16/801160309/0/ART11

I actually have this guys autograph, and he's talked to me! He always performed at the Harry Potter midnight parties at the library and I went to a magic thing at our library too. (Our library ROCKS! It's ranked like one of the 10th best in the nation and It's walking distance from my house. It's in the Toledo Lucas-County Public Library system. My mom also rocks, she's a librarian.)

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Snail Mail! (See, mathematics is good for something)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080124/od_nm/mail_dc_1

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Where's my house?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_fe_st/odd_missing_home;_ylt=AhENDNsGJ.UH6Yi2hd5zwiDtiBIF

There's a frog in my salad!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_fe_st/odd_frog_in_lettuce;_ylt=AslHY7WHPVJyettlCPM1FgntiBIF

Counterfeit?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080124/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_silkstreet;_ylt=AiXHj3qdB93xmxmdojtVII_tiBIF

Not so efficient.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080124/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_italy_water;_ylt=AkM.7Xfw8meNtnLXexEkauTtiBIF

7:28 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

This is really kind of.... I don't know! SCARY!!! (John, don't get any idea's)

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5909934

7:35 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

I keep finding MORE news! I can't figure out why the video won't play though...

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5911136
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5906450
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5906457

7:44 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Spring: Thanks for finding the covers! I think Kiki and Winnie go well together. And thanks for the links, too. I've got a lot of surfing to enjoy!

Elizabeth: You're a powerhouse! You guys are fabulous. I'm going to go check everything out now.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Hysterical Thing:

http://www.biertijd.com:80/mediaplayer/?itemid=4702

5:59 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Spring: PS, love the pic!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

im no vegatarian (although half my family is) but I would NEVER IN MY LIFE eat something as disgusting as that. I mean, Im grossed out by eggs, so haggis nearly has me choking... I think I might look into becoming a vegatarian after all.

8:04 PM  
Blogger SAMEANANYMOUS said...

ananka:cllik on my name and when you get to my profile clik on it again

8:41 PM  
Anonymous littlechar said...

poor Scottish enthusiast's, what will they do w/out their cultural delicacy?

2:50 PM  

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