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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!

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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.

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