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Sampler Platter: haggis, squid, Sazeracs and acai

January 26, 2009 | 11:41 am

Paulhaggis Monday morning snacks...

  • How to make your own haggis: a 21-page photo gallery. Guardian
  • "L.A. Brea Bakery" chef Nancy Silverton gets cut off while making a torta della nonna on "The Today Show." via Los Angeles
  • Lafayette French Pastry shop owner Ted Kefalinos is shocked, SHOCKED that customers are offended by his "Drunken Negro Face" cookies. After all, no one was upset by the "dead geese bread" he sold after the crash landing of  a US Airways jet in the Hudson River. My FOX NY via Gothamist
  • Squid -- not just for calamari anymore. "Circular teeth squid use to snag and handle prey could lead to strong but lightweight, environmentally friendly composite materials." Discovery News
  • The famed Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt New Orleans will once again serve its titular cocktail as well as such classics as the Ramos Gin Fizz. Share your most memorable visit to the hotel. Roosevelt New Orleans
  • There's no acai in Snapple's Acai Blackberry juice drink. Just pear juice and corn syrup. Consumerist

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Screenwriter Paul Haggis, not to be confused with the traditional Scottish dish made from offal. (Damon Winter / For The Times)