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  • A peek inside haggis, Scotland's national dish

    A peek inside haggis, Scotland's national dish
    Authentic haggis is not for the squeamish. Under "Ingredients" on the label of packaged versions, you'll typically find oatmeal, onion, suet, seasonings — so far so good, eh? — and lamb offal.
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...

    On the literary trail in Scotland

     On the literary trail in Scotland
    WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...

    'Amazing Race,' In Scotland, whiskey barrels, poetry and haggis

    'Amazing Race,' In Scotland, whiskey barrels, poetry and haggis
    This episode includes poetry and haggis. Actually, poetry and haggis together! A little haggis always makes the poetry go down easier, don’t you think? Let’s kick things off with ... Airport Shenanigans of Mistaken Euphoria You know that...

    Rosie Schaap on her life at the bar

    In 1996, Rosie Schaap was a 25-year-old graduate student who started frequenting Puffy's Tavern, a storied New York City dive bar. For weeks, she sat by herself at a banquette, grading papers every day over a pint of Guinness. The regulars sitting at...