Eddie Lin's "Extreme Cuisine" Pisses Off Entire Country. And It's Not Even in Stores Yet!
The offending entry.
What'd I say? What'd I say? I thought I wrote some very flattering stuff about the famous Scottish dish haggis, a delicacy consisting of the blackface sheep's viscera and cooked within its own stomach.
Apparently, the Scots didn't think so.
Read about the haggis hubbub here, here, here and here.
Frankly, I think this is a big misunderstanding rather than an international incident. "Extreme", at least to me, is a compliment. I think of it as being extraordinary.
JB Houston, if you're reading this, send me some of your best haggis and I'll throw my own Burns supper/haggis fete, video tape it and post it on my blog.
And citizens of Scotland, if it makes you feel better, foie gras is listed in my book too. (Just wait till the French get wind of that.) Peace.