Scottish Cuisine

I haven’t had a chance to talk much about the Scottish cuisine here in Scotland. I’ve had various meals, from a Scottish breakfast to deep fried mini haggis for dinner.

Deep fried mini haggis with sweet chili sauce.

Deep fried mini haggis with sweet chili sauce.

I’ve had imitation haggis in the United States, but never real haggis due to the ban on it in the USA. The imitation haggis is not bad, but it has a horrible after taste. The real haggis here in Scotland is absolutely delicious!

For those that don’t know what haggis is, the Oxford dictionary defines it as, “a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep’s or calf’s offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal’s stomach.” They no longer use the sheep’s stomach to encase the meal. They now use a sausage-like skin to seal the meal.

Haggis burger with chips (French fries in America!).

Haggis burger with chips (French fries in America!).

I’m going to miss haggis when I leave Scotland, and I would like to see it made legal in the USA again, as it has been banned since the ’70s.

 

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Seth Snyder

I’m currently majoring in Fine Arts-Studio Arts and upon completion I plan to transfer to Edinboro University, where I will start working toward my bachelor’s degree in Film and Animation. I have a strong interest in drawing, cartooning, and animation. I will be studying abroad in the spring semester at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. It has been a life long dream of mine to travel to Scotland. It’s a dream which I never thought would come to fruition, but with hard work along with winning the Gilman Scholarship it has become a reality.