Eating haggis in Scotland was better than in Silverdale
There is a meat market not far from me called "Proper British Bacon." I was in there in late spring and purchased several varieties of bangers (sausages), a haggis, and two pounds of proper British bacon, which is like what some Americans know as "cottage bacon." I have only one package of sausages left in my freezer.
I was in Scotland in December 2006. While I was in Edinburgh, I found a pub where I feasted on a dinner of haggis and mash, and had a wonderful ale to go with it. I had been to the castle that day, and I wanted to get a bite to eat before driving up to Perth.
I had always wanted to try haggis, and I found it to be delicious. I know others, Americans and the British alike, who dislike it.
When I found the store here in my local area, I was excited to buy a small 1-lb. haggis. The other night I took it out of my freezer, cooked it, and boiled potatoes to eat with it. Though I did not gag on it, I do not remember it being nearly as good as it was when I was eating it in Scotland.
Perhaps, it was that there were no people around me with the accent that I love so much. Or, maybe, it was that I had no ale to chase after it!
Either way, I will wait to eat haggis again the next time I visit Scotland!
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