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Old 06-29-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Bone Marrow?????

I just found out that bone marrow exists on menues. What on earth is this? I have only heard of it being in the bones and it's what makes good stocks, but I've never heard of it as an ordering option. Has anyone ever had this?

Sorry I didn't even know which thread to put it in.

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Old 06-29-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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i had it in an eastern european restaurant once, spread on toast. it was served along with salted pork fat cubes called salo, and some ice cold vodka. they both were delicious, so long as your heart didn't stop from clogged arteries.

in italian food, the long thin spoon they put on your place setting when you order osso bucco is for scooping out the marrow, considered the best part of the dish.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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It's very good. It has a texture and richness similar to foie gras.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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What form is it served in? Is it a spread of some sort?
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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yup, it was in a ramekin, served like butter, with pumpernickel and rye toasts. the salo was small white cubes, served on a toothpick.

when i was a kid, my mom saved the marrow from large bone-in roasts, sprinkled it with salt, and we ate it the next day with breakfast.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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Interesting! Well, if I ever see it served at a restaurant I won't feel as uneducated now. Thanks for explaining.
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My grandma always eats the marrow from roast bones. She has done this for as long as I can remember.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:00 PM   #8
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i've roasted bones and had the marrow on toast cause i read about it in an anthony bourdain book. it was delicious.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:05 PM   #9
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Growing up it was always a treat to suck the marrow out of bones.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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It's popular in France to eat marrow bones in stews and to suck the marrow out of the bones.

i've also had marrowbone as a kind of pate on toast in restaurants in Belgium and France.
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