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Reader: Haggis Is the Most Insanely Nasty Dish Ever!

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Brrr, it's cold outside! Wouldn't you like to get your hands on some nice, warm haggis? That oft-joked about, seldom-eaten national dish of Scotland made a rare Denver appearance at the 16th annual Burns Night dinner put on by the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Capitol Hill to honor the birthday of Scottish poet, gentleman farmer and epicurean Robert Burns. The football-shaped pudding that Burns immortalized in verse has come to represent everything dreary, bland and antiquated about Scotland, but the Denver Society of the Knights of Saint Andrew elevated the humble supper with a celebration that was equal parts solemn and festive, says Mark Antonation, who had his first taste of haggis there. Some readers do not envy him. Says Amy:

Scottish food. Hideous pudding mixture of sheep parts encased in a sheep's stomach. No thanks.

Adds Peter:

Think of it as Scottish sausage with the parts of the sheep that the English left behind after they took all the good bits.

Responds Daniel:

It's a tasty dish. Up there with menudo and chicken gizzards, hearts and livers.

Concludes Paul: 

It's insanely nasty!

Have you ever tried haggis? What's the worst food you've ever eaten?

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