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Re: Re: Haggis

Excuse a silly question, but isn't lye poisonous??
Who dreams up these culinary nightmares??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Evelyn Ford <eafrn1@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2002 04:58:41 -0800 (PST)

>About 35 years ago I lived in Minneapolis and had many
>friends of Norwegian descent. If you think Haggis
>sounds bad, try Lutefisk...which literally means lye
>fish. It's Cod fish soaked in a lye solution before
>cooking. This is a popular treat (?) for many
>Scandinavians. Personally, it stinks, and if not
>cooked right can turn into a slimy mess... Phew!! The
>only good thing about the Lutefish I've tried was the
>creamy, rich sauce used to pour over it!. Guess it all
>depends on what you're used to ;-)
>zone 6 Southern MO
>--- Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Sounds similar to something I had once in Toronto. 
>> Went to an authentic
>> Greek restaurant.  Asked the waiter to suggest
>> something, because the menu
>> was written in Greek.  He suggested his favorite.  I
>> said, "What is it?" 
>> He said, "Is meat".  "What kind of meat?", I asked. 
>> "Is lamb, how you say?
>> Delicacy.  Very Good.", he says.  He'd just gotten
>> off the boat and didn't
>> have much of a grasp of the language yet.  So I
>> ended up with tripe,
>> entrails, brains, what-have-you, stuffed into a
>> casing wrapped in cabbage
>> leaves or something.  Still not knowing, though, I
>> tried it and just about
>> upchucked right there.  I made my brother-in-law
>> trade plates with me
>> because the b...d knew what I was getting (he speaks
>> Greek) and just sat
>> there being of no help at all.
>> Kitty
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