It is even the national dish, as a result of Scots poet Robert Burns' poem "Address to a Haggis" of 1786.


A recipe from the Canadian province of New Brunswick uses pork and bakes it in a loaf pan. === Legality === In 1971 it became illegal to import haggis into the US from the UK due to a ban on food containing sheep lung, which constitutes 10–15% of the traditional recipe.


It can be boiled, baked, or deep fried. In the north-east of Scotland, from Aberdeen northwards, in addition to the customary neeps and tatties, haggis is commonly served with mince. ===Vegetarian haggis=== Vegetarian haggis was first available commercially in 1984, and now can account for between 25% and 40% of haggis sales.


The situation was further complicated in 1989 when all UK beef and lamb was banned from importation to the US due to a BSE crisis.


According to the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique: "Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour". It is believed that food similar to haggis —perishable offal quickly cooked inside an animal's stomach, all conveniently available after a hunt—was eaten from ancient times. Although the name "hagws" or "hagese" was first recorded in England c.


In 2010 a spokeswoman for the US Department of Agriculture stated that they were reviewing the ban on beef and lamb products, but that the ban on food containing sheep lung would remain in force. As haggis cannot be exported to the United States, it is instead made there, sometimes by Scottish companies.

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