Today’s first course?
Authentic Scottish haggis is currently banned in the U.S. and has been for the last 44 years. However, this may soon change along with the traditional recipe. Haggis is a delicacy made with sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs. The producers in Scotland are toying with the idea of removing the sheep’s lung from the recipe in an attempt to broaden their market here in the U.S. They believe it will be a well perceived product, especially for those who enjoy “nose to tail” eating.
And in other news, American obesity has jumped slightly from 35 percent of the population to 38 percent. While this increase may appear insignificant statistically, health officials are still expressing both concern and disappointment over the matter. Their disappointment is not unfounded, considering the many initiatives that have been taken to lower obesity in America, like those led by First Lady Michelle Obama. Most troubling is that a staggering 40 percent of American’s between the ages of 40-59 are obese.
On a more festive note, Dunkin Donuts has joined the Starbucks controversy by unveiling their own “holiday” cup. Although the coffee chain is denying that the new cup design was released as a response to the Starbucks holiday cup, it is far more joyous in its design. The cup features the word “joy” surrounded by a green wreath. But the question remains: Will Starbucks boycotters appreciate this nod to holiday traditions?
That’s today’s Daily Dish, thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.