A haggis recipe was published in an English book almost two hundred years before any evidence of the dish in Scotland, a historian has claimed.
Historian Catherine Brown said she found references to the dish inside a 1615 book called The English Hus-Wife. The title would pre-date Robert Burns' poem To A Haggis, which brought fame to the delicacy, by at least 171 years. The first mention she could find of Scottish haggis was in 1747.
Ms. Brown reports, "It was popular in England until the middle of the 18th Century. Whatever happened in that period, the English decided they didn't like it and the Scots decided they did."
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