Other speculations have been based on Scottish slaughtering practices.

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Haggis is traditionally served as part of the Burns supper on or near January 25, the birthday of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.

Burns wrote the poem Address to a Haggis, which starts "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!

Haggis is traditionally served with "neeps and tatties", boiled and mashed separately, and a dram (a glass of Scotch whisky), especially as the main course of a Burns Supper.

but there is a lack of historical evidence that could conclusively attribute its origins to any one place.

Sometimes haggis is sold in tins or a container which can be cooked in a microwave or conventional oven.

Some commercial haggis is largely made from pig, rather than sheep, offal.

According to the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique: "Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour".

as a result of Scots poet Robert Burns' poem Address to a Haggis of 1787.

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