A friend of mine told me that, for a long time, she believed that the haggis was an actual animal, found frolicking in the Scottish Highlands. Apparently the wild haggis’s left legs are longer that its right ones, allowing it to run quickly around steep mountains and hillsides.
Any notion of the haggis being a real creature is infinitely preferable to the dish itself, which for a lot of people is hard to stomach (ironically).
Anyone who has a hard time dealing with offal should try the vegetarian version, which has all the taste and none of the body parts.
This week I decided to find out all about Robert Burns – without whom my annual veggie haggis feast might not exist.