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US to lift 21-year ban on haggis
Guardian ^ | December 25, 2010 | Severin Carrell

Posted on 01/25/2010 10:54:02 AM PST by C19fan

Smuggled and bootlegged, it has been the cause of transatlantic tensions for more than two decades. But after 21 years in exile, the haggis is to be allowed back into the United States.

The "great chieftan o' the puddin-race" was one of earliest casualties of the BSE crisis of the 1980s-90s, banned on health grounds by the US authorities in 1989 because they feared its main ingredient ‑ minced sheep offal ‑ could prove lethal.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bse; burns; foodsupply; haggis; scotland
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1 posted on 01/25/2010 10:54:04 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Well that’s just offal. I guess they were only thinking of ewe.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 10:55:46 AM PST by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds... in becoming a one term president.)
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To: C19fan

Because the danger from greenhouse gases is now officially past....


3 posted on 01/25/2010 10:56:33 AM PST by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: techcor

Thats baaaaaaddddddd


4 posted on 01/25/2010 10:56:41 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C19fan

Now if I could just get unpasteurized cheeses...


5 posted on 01/25/2010 10:57:19 AM PST by mouse_35
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To: C19fan

Oh Frapturous Joy!


6 posted on 01/25/2010 10:57:19 AM PST by GunningForTheBuddha ("History teaches us that no one learns from history.")
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To: C19fan

I love haggis


7 posted on 01/25/2010 10:58:12 AM PST by the long march
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To: C19fan
I have only read about haggis.

That is sufficient.

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8 posted on 01/25/2010 10:58:21 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: C19fan

Pardon me, I think I’m going to puke.


9 posted on 01/25/2010 10:58:53 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: C19fan

I work with a Scotsman...I just sent this to him. He hates the stuff!!!


10 posted on 01/25/2010 10:59:06 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I Upped My Monthly Donation To FR....Now, Up Yours.....)
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To: C19fan

Who wants haggis when you can have shodin?


11 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:28 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So did they re-classified it as a fertilizer or part of an IED kit...?


12 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:30 AM PST by spokeshave (Third largest employer in the world is UK health system, after the Chinese Army and Indian railways)
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To: Seaplaner

I have only read about haggis.

That is sufficient.

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It’s one of those things that I wish I didn’t know about.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:33 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: C19fan

—at least we could still get menudo during the haggis drouth—


14 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:34 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: driftdiver

15 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:40 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: C19fan

USDA will need to see what this entrails before it hits the stores.


16 posted on 01/25/2010 11:01:45 AM PST by listenhillary (FU Cass Sunstein - You are the embodiment of evil)
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To: C19fan
Don't understand this at all.

Haggis has been available here for years - only not in the traditional way of being cooked inside the sheep's stomach. In the US plastic is used instead.

To any Freepers celebrating Burn's Night tonight..enjoy your haggis.

17 posted on 01/25/2010 11:02:38 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: tgusa

>> Pardon me, I think I’m going to puke.

Well then puke in the haggis display case so it doesn’t ruin anything important.

Plus, if you puke there no one will know.

(I’m only kidding — actually, I’d like to sample some of it just so I could say I have. Haggis, I mean, not your puke.)


18 posted on 01/25/2010 11:04:31 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: All
Is this going too far? LOL.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 11:04:50 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: C19fan

How many drams of scotch does one need before ingesting haggis?


20 posted on 01/25/2010 11:05:32 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: BigEdLB
great work!

21 posted on 01/25/2010 11:08:55 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
How many drams of scotch does one need before ingesting haggis?

Every last one of them. Plus one more.

22 posted on 01/25/2010 11:10:15 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: C19fan

This great news because if Haggis is outlawed, only outlaws........


23 posted on 01/25/2010 11:10:59 AM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: C19fan

24 posted on 01/25/2010 11:13:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: C19fan; HungarianGypsy; glock rocks; happydogx2; SouthTexas; don-o; Grampa Dave

Warning... we have incoming


25 posted on 01/25/2010 11:14:05 AM PST by tubebender (Freeploaders = The illegal aliens on Free Republic)
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To: Nervous Tick

I did notice that it’s traditionally served with a belt of whiskey - hopefully a good single malt.


26 posted on 01/25/2010 11:15:22 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: C19fan; Tribune7

Gee I thought haggis was being marketed as scrapple in Philly.....;^)


27 posted on 01/25/2010 11:16:29 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: mouse_35

You can find raw cheddar; a place like Whole Foods Market would carry it. I believe cheese has to be aged a certain number of days to be sold in the US if it’s not made from pasteurized milk.


28 posted on 01/25/2010 11:17:23 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: C19fan

oatmeal and organs stuffed in a stomach - just an oversized specialty sausage if you ask me. Parts is parts!


29 posted on 01/25/2010 11:17:43 AM PST by Sax
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
"How many drams of scotch does one need before ingesting haggis?"

Scotch is available in drums?

Good thing. /s

30 posted on 01/25/2010 11:18:22 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: C19fan

Boomp Ta Tha Toop!


31 posted on 01/25/2010 11:19:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: BigEdLB

Last year was the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and despite being of mostly German Swiss pedigree I decided to have make the souncy dish—bought a can exactly like that (still proudly displayed on my kitchen cabinet bulkhead) only, being a good Pennsylvania Dutchman, I stuffed it into a hog maw and baked it like we (Dutchmen) would bake a hog maw stuffed with sausage, potatos, parsley, and onions.

It was excellent!


32 posted on 01/25/2010 11:19:10 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I have consumed many drams of scotch and have never once considered eating haggis.


33 posted on 01/25/2010 11:19:46 AM PST by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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To: techcor

ewe r so baaaaa-d


34 posted on 01/25/2010 11:20:01 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: C19fan

Ox Bung . .. . that’s what I was missing . ..


35 posted on 01/25/2010 11:20:51 AM PST by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS (Piled High and Deep))
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To: Red Badger

As comedian Mike Myers once said in a movie... “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare...”


36 posted on 01/25/2010 11:22:48 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

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37 posted on 01/25/2010 11:23:19 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: C19fan

There's always head cheese.

38 posted on 01/25/2010 11:23:49 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: C19fan

haggis?

What are they talking about and in what language?


39 posted on 01/25/2010 11:26:36 AM PST by dalereed
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To: C19fan

haggis, is that an ugly broad misspelled?


40 posted on 01/25/2010 11:27:16 AM PST by dalereed
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To: mouse_35

....and jamón serrano from Spain.


41 posted on 01/25/2010 11:28:40 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: mouse_35
Now if I could just get unpasteurized cheeses...

And certified trichinosis-free fresh pork. It's delicious.

42 posted on 01/25/2010 11:28:53 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Deja Moo - The feeling that you have heard this BS before.)
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To: C19fan

First they came for haggis, but I had never eaten it... so I said nothing. Then they came for sausage....

Actually, it may be my Scottish blood, but I would like to try it, once.

If Obama continues to wreck our country, we might be stuck with eating far worse. Can haggis be made with rat gut?


43 posted on 01/25/2010 11:29:16 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: tubebender

We only deal in cows. Sheep is for them brokeback mountain boys.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 11:29:33 AM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: dalereed

Pelosi.


45 posted on 01/25/2010 11:30:28 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: lightman
It was excellent!

Well no wonder, you left out the turnips and oats.

46 posted on 01/25/2010 11:31:32 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
How many drams of scotch does one need before ingesting haggis?

A dram is 0.125 fluid oz. So between 24 and 48.

47 posted on 01/25/2010 11:32:29 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Deja Moo - The feeling that you have heard this BS before.)
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To: C19fan
Horace

Much to his Mum and Dad's dismay
Horace ate himself one day.
He didn't stop to say his grace,
He just sat down and ate his face.
"We can't have this his Dad declared,
"If that lad's ate, he should be shared."
But even as he spoke they saw
Horace eating more and more:
First his legs and then his thighs,
His arms, his nose, his hair, his eyes...
"Stop him someone!" Mother cried
"Those eyeballs would be better fried!"
But all too late, for they were gone,
And he had started on his dong...
"Oh! foolish child!" the father mourns
"You could have deep-fried that with prawns,
Some parsley and some tartar sauce..."
But H. was on his second course:
His liver and his lights and lung,
His ears, his neck, his chin, his tongue;
"To think I raised him from the cot
And now he's going to scoff the lot!"
His Mother cried: "What shall we do?
What's left won't even make a stew..."
And as she wept, her son was seen
To eat his head, his heart, his spleen.
And there he lay: a boy no more,
Just a stomach, on the floor...
None the less, since it was his
They ate it – that's what haggis is.

(Courtesy of Monty Python's Big Red Book)

48 posted on 01/25/2010 11:33:32 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: C19fan

1.
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang’s my arm.

2.
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hudies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o’ need,
While thro’ your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

3.
His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reeking, rich!

4.
Then horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
‘Bethankit!’ hums.

5.
Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi perfect scunner,
Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view
On sic a dinner?

6.
Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As fecl;ess as a wither’d rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Tho’ bluidy flood or field to dash,
O how unfit.

7.
But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He’ll make it whistle;
An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned
Like taps o’ thrissle.

8.
Ye pow’rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o’ fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware,
That jaups in luggies;
But if ye wish her gratfu’ prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!

—Robert Burns


49 posted on 01/25/2010 11:34:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C19fan

At the bottom of the link is step by step directions on how to make it, along with pictures.Enjoy.


50 posted on 01/25/2010 11:34:42 AM PST by lonerepubinma
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