untitled design (1)

Learn Italian online

Search

Tinned haggis.

A long time ago, I remember shocking Italians by telling them that ravioli, macaroni cheese and spaghetti bolognese were all available in tins in the UK. And when I told them that I had had ravioli on toast, I think it confirmed their suspicions that English people were an odd bunch!

think in italian logo dark bg 1

Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Well, the Italians have got their revenge. Last night, while I was at the 442, my favourite watering hole, I was chatting with Alessandro the landlord about UK food, and the subject of haggis came up. Being something of a UKophile, Alessandro knew all about haggis and he even produced a tin of the stuff (which I now have and am quite keen to try). Haggis in a tin! Gordon Bennet, I never thought I would see the day!

Now I know how the Italians felt when I told them about tinned ravioli. The expression is, ‘gobsmacked’, I believe.

Most Popular

Pervez Kambakhsh – Safe

Pervez Kambakhsh, 23, from Afghanistan had been sentenced to death. His crime? He had downloaded an article from

U-Turn, U Don’t Turn?!

After writing yesterday that Berlusconi had done an about turn on the criminalisation of illegal immigrants, I’ve read

Expensive Milan

My post on the sky high bill which a couple of Japanese tourists received after dining at Rome’s Il Passetto restaurant has attracted some attention. The Italian press has also been hunting for other similar stories too, and has found a couple of other supposedly extreme bills.

Categories

Related Posts

Berlusconi Lashes Out

Observers in Italy commented on how Silvio Berlusconi went rather quiet over the August summer break this year. Berlusconi was not relaxing though, he was, by the sounds of things, a plotting and a scheming.

Zero Tolerance

I watched an interesting fly on the wall type documentary the other day entitled ‘Tolleranza Zero’ – ‘Zero Tolerance’ (Yes, at times Italian and English