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Old 02-16-2012, 04:52 AM   #11
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Traditional Spanish Bullfighters

In Andalusia, a traditional delicacy of Spanish bullfighters has been
Criadillas de Toro, the testicles of a Bull. By legend, this type of meat is supposed to enhance virility.

Each to his own, yes ! ?

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #12
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I have a Portuguese friend. When she was single and visiting Portugal, she was given a special treat at family meals. She got the penis of whatever animal they were eating.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #13
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In Andalusia, a traditional delicacy of Spanish bullfighters has been
Criadillas de Toro, the testicles of a Bull. By legend, this type of meat is supposed to enhance virility.

Each to his own, yes ! ?

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They are quite popular in western states like Colorado, served as an appetizer called Rocky Mountain oysters.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #14
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I have a Portuguese friend. When she was single and visiting Portugal, she was given a special treat at family meals. She got the penis of whatever animal they were eating.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:44 AM   #15
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Naming Foods: Rocky Mountain Oysters !

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Buenas Tardes, Good Afternoon, Guten Tag, Bom Día,

It is amazing how foods are re-named, named, translated from one language into another and how handed down legends and traditions play a role today worldwide.

I could not help but find the name of not only Rocky Mountain Oysters quite humorous, however, there are so many more hilariously blended and invented names for foods and cocktails too ...

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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All this reminds me of the scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies where Indiana was "treated" to a meal of monkey's eyeballs served in skulls.

It's interesting what some folks will eat as normal, while many of us consider it not nearly so.

As Margi said, "To each his own." That's what makes the world go 'round.
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In Spain: Names of Potatoes

Tax Lady, Bolas and Craig,

Oh yes! Almost forgot to mention, that there are 2 Peruvian potato varieties which Pizarro had brought back to Spain on one of his voyages during the 1500s.

1) CRIADILLAS DE PLASENCIA: Plasencia is a historic city in the province of Extremadura, on the frontier with Portugal. This is a small yellow creamy interior potato. Of course, having nothing to do with Rocky Mountain Oysters ( criadillas de toro = bull testicles ) however, having ancient Inca powers of enhancement of intimate relationships.

2) VIOLET WRINKLED POTATOES: Papas arrugadas violetas, wrinkled violet potatoes, are an ancient potato variety in the Canary Islands, hailing from the Incas, and having legend that if you eat this potato, you shall not have wrinkles like the potato !

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #18
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In Andalusia, a traditional delicacy of Spanish bullfighters has been
Criadillas de Toro, the testicles of a Bull. By legend, this type of meat is supposed to enhance virility.

Each to his own, yes ! ?

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Neah, it is an old wifes tale. They do absolutelly nothing. It is the organ attached to those "Cridillas ..." that enhance virility and supposedtly all other things alone with that.

By the wat I love all organs meat, but those cradillas just don't do anything for me.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #19
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Dear Bolas, I think it's a somewhat misleading article. It's true we currently are in deep sh**t in Italy, but there is no such a revolution in the way of cooking and eating. And some things they wrote are not correct, in my superb opinion. We've been eating offals, brains, tongues, ears and blood from centuries and we're still doing it. And for horsemeat, you can easily find a horse butcher's quite in every town. Same thing for salami produced from horse meat. Some very popular dishes are made from offal, like trippa alla milanese (tripe Milan style) or the Roman rigatoni con la pajata (rigatoni pasta with calf's intestine), or from blood, like sanguinacci, just to name a few.
So, if you come in Italy, pay the utmost care when you read the menu...

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I have to admit, before I started keeping kosher i used love salami made with horse meat. It was by far the best salami I have ever tasted.
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