Bad news, Scotland: Master butcher says haggis actually came from the Vikings
An award-winning Scottish butcher has claimed that haggis — Scotland’s national dish — isn’t Scottish after all, but rather Scandinavian.
Joe Callaghan, a master butcher at family-run Callaghans of Helensburgh Butchers in the UK claims that the dish was brought to Scotland by marauding Norsemen during the Viking conquest of the Scottish coastline in the early ninth century.
In fact, Callaghan feels so strongly about the dish’s alleged Nordic origins that he has hailed the haggis an “imposter”, and is campaigning for “staggis” — a version of haggis based on the Viking recipe — to replace Scotland’s national dish. Read more…