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Scots ask US to lift haggis ban
The BBC ^ | January 20, 2008

Posted on 01/20/2008 9:33:32 AM PST by Stoat

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To: NewJerseyJoe
Tea Eggs. Can't beat em.


101 posted on 01/20/2008 6:59:42 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: giotto; Stoat

Somehow I don’t see McHaggis replacing Chicken McNuggets in the Happy Meal.


Welcome to McGlobals. Would your youngster prefer the McHaggis or Mclutefisk Happy Meal.

I’m sorry but we no longer offer the McBalut Happy Meals. They made our staff prone to nervous breakdowns.


102 posted on 01/20/2008 7:01:28 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: HungarianGypsy

food ping


103 posted on 01/20/2008 7:03:27 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: KarenMarie

Organ meat is supposed to be extremely healthy. My grandfather used to talk about eating blood sandwiches with a little bit of head cheese on it. (that’s brains)


104 posted on 01/20/2008 7:09:44 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
> I still consider that lutefish is the worst, sorry I ever asked what it was

Disgusting to look at and (so I hear) revolting to eat. But even more than that -- according to Wikipedia, not only is it disgusting, but it ruins your dishes and utensils!

When cooking and eating lutefisk, it is important to clean the lutefisk and its residue off of pans, plates, and utensils immediately. Lutefisk left overnight becomes nearly impossible to remove. Sterling silver should never be used in the cooking, serving or eating of lutefisk, which will permanently ruin silver. Stainless steel utensils are recommended instead.
Now if a "food" destroys not only your appetite and digestion, but also the inanimate objects surrounding it! .... well, that's why it's No. 1 on the list.
105 posted on 01/20/2008 7:09:50 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Stoat

De nada.


106 posted on 01/20/2008 7:10:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: mamelukesabre
My Father grew up in the deep South (as did all my relatives). He loved hogs head cheese or sause. I could not even stand the smell of it.

The last time I was at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, I visited Clans Morrison, Lewis, McDuffie, Douglass and Campbell. I would have visited Clan Riddle but they don't have a clan that I am aware of. Anyway I an kin to all of those.

107 posted on 01/20/2008 7:33:47 PM PST by yarddog (`)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Oh, thanks a lot—I just looked up balut on Wikipedia and almost lost my dinner.


108 posted on 01/20/2008 7:43:07 PM PST by giotto
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To: giotto
I just looked up balut on Wikipedia and almost lost my dinner.

That's not enough information my FRiend. You have to say what your dinner was! You get extra points if it was something really, really disgusting!

109 posted on 01/20/2008 7:46:46 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Ditter

Fair enough....lol

Shows us in a good light, though,no?. Her concern for YOUR money..lol


110 posted on 01/20/2008 7:50:20 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: Stoat

I love my Scottish heritage and I visited Scotland back in 2001. However, I did not eat Haggis there and I would not eat one here. In fact, upon returning to the states and about to clear customs, a customs officer asked us I we were bring any back!
I told him the same thing. Give me a Talisker instead.


111 posted on 01/20/2008 7:55:19 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: the scotsman

Yes it does and I did as she said I carried the book home on my lap.


112 posted on 01/20/2008 7:55:24 PM PST by Ditter
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To: GoforBroke

Don’t know about Talisker, but I do have a bottle of Grant’s Stand Fast that my father-in-law bought 50+ years ago. Too bad I don’t care for Whisky.


113 posted on 01/20/2008 8:00:33 PM PST by SLB (Wyoming's Alan Simpson on the Washington press - "all you get is controversy, crap and confusion")
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To: GoforBroke

Hi, did you enjoy it and where did you visit?.

p.s any questions about Scotland or Britain, dont hesitate to ask.


114 posted on 01/20/2008 8:03:59 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: sionnsar

Clan FReeper....good Idea. Of course we need a Clan Badge and Tartan. Any Ideas?


115 posted on 01/20/2008 8:10:17 PM PST by rottndog (This tagline currently closed for maintenance and rehabilitation.)
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To: the scotsman
First three nights in Edinburgh. Drove to Sterling, Callander, and back around via Loch Lomond and Glasgow. The next two nights we spent in Fort William with the day in between on a drive to the Isle of Skye. Loved every minute of it.
116 posted on 01/20/2008 8:12:17 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: SLB

You should try it neat.


117 posted on 01/20/2008 8:13:22 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: GoforBroke

Glad to hear it.


118 posted on 01/20/2008 8:18:52 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

We’ll be back some day!


119 posted on 01/20/2008 8:19:30 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: Rudder
Imported Haggis in a tin can sounds almost as yummy as old shoe filled with cat shit.

You can't beat a fresh moose turd pie that way either!

120 posted on 01/20/2008 8:23:31 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; boadecelia; freeangel; ...

*Freeper Kitchen Ping**


121 posted on 01/20/2008 9:35:52 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: sionnsar

thanks sionnsar.

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122 posted on 01/20/2008 9:37:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: Stoat
usually contains a sheeps lungs, liver and heart minced with onion,
oatmeal, suet, spices and salt mixed with stock.

It is then boiled in the animal's stomach for around three hours.


Baron von Bismark must have never heard of haggis.
Otherwise he'd have said that those who like laws, sausage and haggis
should never watch them being made!
123 posted on 01/20/2008 9:41:55 PM PST by VOA
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To: GoforBroke
I love my Scottish heritage and I visited Scotland back in 2001. However, I did not eat Haggis there and I would not eat one here. In fact, upon returning to the states and about to clear customs, a customs officer asked us I we were bring any back!
I told him the same thing. Give me a Talisker instead.

I don't think that just because you don't want to eat a haggis that this somehow makes you "less of a Scot" than those who do.  It's a means of connecting with your heritage, but there are many other ways of doing so that don't involve eating haggis.

A quiet evening by the fire with a Burns collection, a nice glass of Talisker and a bonnie lass sounds like a perfectly wonderful way of asserting your Highland genes   :-)

124 posted on 01/20/2008 9:47:20 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: HungarianGypsy
Thank you very much for pinging your list  :-)

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125 posted on 01/20/2008 9:50:03 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

The open not British Open :o)


126 posted on 01/21/2008 4:53:37 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Stoat

Yes I would agree! :)


127 posted on 01/21/2008 5:26:30 AM PST by GoforBroke
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To: decal
 
The local Scottish society makes a passable haggis - equal parts beef, lamb and liver, I think.

I take it that you are in the USA or Canada and so your Society isn't allowed to use offal, or do they do it this way out of their own preference?

One of the members of the pipe band I’m in always brings flour tortillas to Burns Nicht.

Haggis fajitas, mmmmmmmmmmm...

Is the 'usual' way to serve it on toast?

128 posted on 01/21/2008 5:48:43 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Bernard Marx
When I visited Edinburgh a few years ago I saw a blatant attempt to win American tourists over to haggis. A stand on the Royal Mile was selling haggis burgers. Sorry, no sale. I had a fine non-haggis lunch at the World’s End pub instead.

That's a shame.  By doing that they insult Scotland as well as America.

Do things the proper way or not at all, I say!  :-)

129 posted on 01/21/2008 5:51:35 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: yarddog; All
My Daughter gave me that book around a year ago. I am only about half way through it. It is tough going but it is interesing how much of the modern world owes it's roots to Scotland.

I gave it to my mother and she loves it.

My ancestors on both sides are about 95% Scottish. The only two I have found who aren't are Irish. Although I love much of Scottish culture such as bagpipes, I will admit Scottish food doesn't appeal to me.

As others in this thread have mentioned, the sad fact is that a lot of traditional Scottish fare comes from a time of profound, crushing poverty and so it's going to a bit more 'sparse' than what we in the 21st century are accustomed to, but I also love much of the rest about Scotland and her fine people..

Here's a particularly stirring version of Scotland The Brave that you and others here may perhaps enjoy  :-)

YouTube - Scotland the Brave

 

130 posted on 01/21/2008 6:04:04 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Oh that is just way too close to home.
I doon’t believe I’ve laughed much harder.


131 posted on 01/21/2008 6:06:30 AM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Generally, I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first, but I’ll pass on the haggis.

I printed out the article to take to the English guy that works with me. He’ll get a kick out of it. I realize this is about the Scottish, but it’s really fun to get him wound up about the French, LOL!


132 posted on 01/21/2008 6:07:37 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Stoat

"Get your haggis, right here! Chopped heart and lungs boiled in a wee sheep's stomach! Tastes as good as it sounds. Good for what ails ya!"

133 posted on 01/21/2008 6:11:44 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: mad_as_he$$
No, dear God the humanity. Caving to the haggis eaters will cause the downfall of American society. The little pouches will be everywhere. Of the smell......s/

If Americans continue on their baffling, breakneck tear toward Socialism and we end up with some limp-wristed Leftist pacifist in the Oval Office one day ((((shudder)))) and with the accompanying drawdown of our military forces that such an awful turn of events would bring, our British Friends may decide that the time is at hand to reverse "that bit of unpleasant business of the late 1700's " and to retake Her colonies.  Although our Home Defense Forces would surely spring into action and repel such an invasion, certain beach-heads may prove tenacious, and we may be subjected to such indignities on our shores as Jellied Eel stands.

 

London

 

 Jellied Eels 2

Brighton Pier

134 posted on 01/21/2008 6:30:36 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: dfwgator

LMAO!!! :-)


135 posted on 01/21/2008 6:31:42 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Rudder

Thanks alot asshole. You made me spew coffee over my keyboard I was I laughed so hard!


136 posted on 01/21/2008 6:56:18 AM PST by Toadman ((molon labe))
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To: Stoat
lol Sad but true. I have felt for sometime that we should dig up King George and take it all back and let him rule again!
137 posted on 01/21/2008 7:27:17 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Obama - all smoke not even a mirror.)
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To: Toadman
Thanks alot asshole. You made me spew coffee over my keyboard I was I laughed so hard!

It's the old haggis-in-the-morning "purge-effect."

138 posted on 01/21/2008 7:35:27 AM PST by Rudder
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To: mad_as_he$$
lol Sad but true. I have felt for sometime that we should dig up King George and take it all back and let him rule again!

Given a choice of King George, Mrs. Bill Clinton or B. Hussein Obama, I would have to go with King George. 

In fact, I think that it would be a pretty easy call......even though he died blind, deaf and mad.  Sounds better than any of the Dems at their most lucid..

Britannia Monarchs of Britain

139 posted on 01/21/2008 7:36:12 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; girlangler

Well, from that list I would eat the onions, spices and perhaps (if I’m in the right mood) the oatmeal.

Guess I’m just not a Haggis type girl.


140 posted on 01/21/2008 8:09:40 AM PST by Grammy
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To: Rudder
Ever try "head cheese?"

No, but I had a store next to a German deli and you could smell it a mile away!

141 posted on 01/21/2008 9:19:49 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Stoat

I almost ordered a haggis burger to see if they asked: “Want tatties with that?”


142 posted on 01/21/2008 9:32:35 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Stoat

That is a nice video. I joined youtube just to save it.


143 posted on 01/21/2008 11:11:19 AM PST by yarddog (`)
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To: Stoat
“I take it that you are in the USA or Canada...”

San Antonio, Texas (which would also explain the flour tortillas).

http://www.scottishsociety-sa.org/

144 posted on 01/21/2008 7:32:25 PM PST by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: VOA
Baron von Bismark must have never heard of haggis. Otherwise he'd have said that those who like laws, sausage and haggis should never watch them being made!

Apparently haggis is a smelly process too.

145 posted on 01/21/2008 7:42:18 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Grammy

Ewww. No haggis for me.


146 posted on 01/21/2008 7:43:08 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Stoat

Given the replies here, it seems that America’s the land of the free, home of the squeamish.


147 posted on 01/22/2008 6:16:58 AM PST by Andy Ross (A Scot in Trondheim)
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To: Andy Ross

Given the replies here, it seems that America’s the land of the free, home of the squeamish

All the more for the rest of us then.


148 posted on 01/22/2008 10:54:08 AM PST by MadMitch
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To: Andy Ross
Given the replies here, it seems that America’s the land of the free, home of the squeamish.

Using a similar yardstick, I suppose that a person from rural Korea could go to a UK or Scandinavian-based message board and start a thread on the benefits of eating dogs and cats, and when he gets twenty unfavorable replies make the judgment that the entire UK or all of Scandinavia is full of squeamish people, which would be equally ludicrous and false.

149 posted on 01/22/2008 11:23:11 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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