Haggis, Coming to the United States?


Full Scottish breakfast, with lovely dark, lumpy haggis. [Flickr: Tuftronic10000]

Today, the BBC reports that the United States may begin to loosen the imported meat restrictions that ban the Scottish haggis—a legendary national dish of sheep's heart, liver and lungs, with spices and oats, all boiled in a sheep's stomach.

Incidentally, the news comes just in time for Burns Night, an annual celebration of the poetry of Robert Burns, at which haggis takes center stage—per tradition, presented with a bagpipe fanfare and saluted with Burns poem "The Address To A Haggis." We'd imagine he'd be pleased.