Saturday, April 5, 2014

Haggis--intestinal fortitude

What must the origins be of a national dish that consists of chopped up sheep innards crammed in a sheep stomach with some oats? My theory is that with a history of a raiding and pillaging southern neighbor who would descend on the people and slaughter all their animals and spoil their grain in the muck, leaving behind scattered oats trampled in the mud--and gut piles. From these meager remains came HAGGIS! Perhaps this is the source of Scottish intestinal fortitude.

I enjoyed a wonderful dinner out with our dear friends the MacCallums at the Cochran Inn, a classic Scottish eatery, it's stones completely covered with vines.

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