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Old 12-01-2007, 01:47 PM   #21
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My wife keeps telling me I don't HAVE TO eat everthing from the animal.
I love this stuff, except brains.

That have fried rooster testes at the Stockyard Rest. in Nashville.
I was raised on "Puddin Pot" a pig ear and pig liver stew poured over rice.
Is there a better lunch than a Tongue Sandwich? I don't think so!

I wish I had found this thread sooner. This is important stuff for real foodies.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:15 PM   #22
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I cannot eat liver. My mother used to make it and it would smell so good but put it in my mouth and the throat closes up and I end up vomiting. Have never tried anything else except chicken gizzards which I didnot care for. I don't think I could eat any of it just because of my nursing background and having watched surgeries. Don't think I could get past the visual/knowledge of what I was eating. I like lobster but don't give me a whole one where it still has the head and eyes. Just can't do it.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:39 AM   #23
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Adored. I think it's offal-ly great, I enjoy most of it, liver, kidneys, tongue etc etc, but have never really tried brain of anything. I love chicken livers for a Sunday breakfast from time to time and love chicken gizzards.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:42 AM   #24
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I will not touch it at all.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #25
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Love it, but had not tried tripe or "lights", just because it was never there to try i think.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:27 PM   #26
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Oh tripe is so gooooood! But it must be done properly!
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #27
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nope, there's a reason "offal" sounds exactly like "awful". i'm a veterinarian, so i know *exactly* what i'm eating, which means organ meats are right out. grandma's liver & onions never went over well as a kid, and i thought it both smelled bad and tasted unpleasant. heart & tongue count as ok, being as how they're muscle (though i've never felt the need to seek these cuts out at the store to prep at home). very tiny slices of very good pate are ok, but you hit that 'point of diminishing returns' extremely quickly...it's just so rich, i can't really eat more than one tiny slice. but brains & pancreas? oh, dear lord no.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:37 PM   #28
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There is so much of it that I have not tried... but I do prefer chicken livers as to cow/calf/ or any other 4 legged mammal. Never tried sweet breads, haggis, brains, I'm sure the list goes on. I have had chicken hearts, but I can live without them. I guess I have not ventrued much into the organ meats. I can't see myself buying anything other than chicken livers and preparing them. And if I did, I could NEVER tell my husband what it is that I am preparing!!!

I have to say that reading through this thread, my curiosity is peaked!!! I would not mind trying some of these exotic treats!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:01 AM   #29
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My favourites are ox tongue and lamb's kidneys (although pig and calf are more than acceptable). I like liver pates but not so keen on its own. Lambs brains and sweetmeats are okay and would eat them if they were served to me, but would choose other things off a menu given the option. Never had tripe but would be happy to try. Black pudding, while not strictly offal, is alright. I have had haggis but can't remember anything about it so I guess it wasn't offensive!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:05 AM   #30
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Is there a better lunch than a Tongue Sandwich? I don't think so!
Agreed wholeheartedly! I would be the only kid in school with tongue sandwiches and would get riddiculed for it but the taste more than made up for that. Mum used to put either sliced beetroot (pickled) or mustard pickles (a mild form of piccililli) in the sandwich to keep it moist until lunchtime and those sandwiches were just as good.
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