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Haggis
Mon 25-Jan-10
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danast
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As this is Burns Day, I would be interested to hear views on this Scottish dish.  I think people either love it or hate it, but I know of folks who will not even try it.

Me? I love it, especially with neeps and tatties.  On a cold winter's night there is nothing more warming.  It has to be a good haggis though - nice and peppery

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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Sorry to say, Danast, I have never tasted it. Frown

I imagine though, it must be similar in texture to black pudding, or even sausages, isn't it?

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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Cry  Oh Brightspark, it is nothing like sausages and the texture should not be as dense or as dry as black pudding can be.

 I'm not so keen on black pudding, although I do have a weakness for Stornoway black and white puddings

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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I'm afraid I've only had a veggie version *ducks* RunAway which is kind of a contradiction in terms when you're talking about something like haggis.  It was very nice though!  Smile

Mon 25-Jan-10
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Oh, Danast - I'm so sorry I disappoint you Smile - but I thought it was some sort of minced meats'n'stuff - which is sorta sausages in my mind ......... ah, shame innit? Whistle

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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I've not had a haggis for years - the last Burns supper I went to was around 2004 or so when I was at uni in Aberystwyth. I love both haggis and whisky, whereas my OH hates both. Since she doesn't eat "4 legged meat", the dislike of haggis is no surprise really.

I wonder whether there is any correlation between liking haggis and black pudding. Both are traditional ways of using up otherwise spare bits of the animal, mixed with cereals. Mmmm, must stop thinking about black pudding, it's making my mouth water.

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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had it for breakfast a few times, I quite like it

Mon 25-Jan-10
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I love haggis- from the first one I tasted, brought home from Edinburgh by my father when I was very small. He came home with an interesting looking wooden box, removed the lid, there inside nestling on a bed of straw was the Haggis. He told me that it was sleeping and they lived in the mountains in Scotland and ran about a lot squeaking, making a noise not unlike a bagpipe tuning up. Didn't stop me trying a bit when we had it cooked next day.Yummy. I shall be on the lookout for some half-price post Burns Night bargains this week...Black pudding also a favourite in this house.

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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Brilliant story Kate - absolutely true description of a hagigs of course.  Laugh

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Tue 26-Jan-10
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We ate haggis last night - yummy. We always buy it in Waitrose when it's on offer and then cut it up and put it in the freezer.

Tue 26-Jan-10
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Last time was when i lived in scotland ( locklomand) and loved it also love black pudding.

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Yet another topic that I missed first time around.

We absolutely adore haggis at any time of the year. But it has to be a good brand. It's a bit like the Craster kipper - once you have tasted the best, the others seem like dross.

bobquali - I think you have hit a nail on its head. Then again, have you ever tasted Clonakilty Black (pudding). One of the few offal products that the Irish do better than anywhere else. Last time I checked, you can only get it at Fortnum & Mason in the UK (posh London store).

Kate - what a gorgeous story! Drool emoticon on the way, thanks to BS.

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Tue 23-Feb-10
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I absolutely love Haggis,  but the OH doesn't - hence if I have one there are leftovers and I find it is absolutly great sliced up cold in a good bread roll for lunch,  can be dry so needs a good slug of mayo or BBQ sauce to make it truly sublime.

On the subject of black puddings why is there such a large size differential,  the Clonakiltys have a much smaller diameter than many others from memory,  I havn't seen them since the COOP took over a local independent supermarket which was thriving because they had all sorts of odd and hard to get products.  As expected they then got rid of all the stuff which made it different and succesful in order to concentrate on selling tins of beans.

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Hi Vagabondic and welcome.  Glad you like haggis.  My favourite black pudding, in fact the only one I really like, because it is so moist is the one from Stornoway.  ( It had to be Scottish didn't it)  Danny will disagree of course, but I have never even heard of Clonakilty's.    Doh

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Hi Danast, thanks for the welcome, I am afraid I have never come across Stornaway black pudding and must admit I have never been to Stornaway ( but then I havn't been to Clonakilty either)

Our local shop sells a dreadful black pudding,  I have put the brand out of my mind but I don't think that much of the Bury Black Pudding Co's efforts either which seem to be sold by most supermarkets,  maybe it is a case of the greater the mass production the worse the product

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