The Haggis Plot
The truth has been revealed. What opium was to the Chinese, haggis is to the Scots:
Not since Braveheart has there been such a threat to Anglo-Scottish relations. A cookery writer (and a Scottish one at that) claims that haggis was invented by the English. It was first mentioned in an English recipe book of 1615, says Catherine Brown, but no mention was made of Scottish haggis until 1747. Yet 39 years later Robert Burns hailed it as the national dish.
Presumably, it was introduced to the Scots by the English to reduce Scottish resistance by sapping the Scots’ will to live.
Disclaimer: unlike most Americans I love haggis, as well as black pudding and boudin.