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Old 06-21-2006, 07:45 AM   #11
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This may sound gross, but when i was in Italy, we were presented with a whole roasted pig, following the locals advice, i ate the cheeks and even the eyes, It was delicious, think marrow texture and taste, I promise if you didn;t know what you were eating, you would really enjoy it. I was nervous, but as a foodie, i'll try most anything (not to anthony bourdain extent)

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Old 06-21-2006, 11:18 AM   #12
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OMG am I the only one grossed out by this? * gag* somebody would actually make this?

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:42 PM   #13
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pig's head in aspic is rather famous in some parts of Germany... but I don't eat anything with this jellything on.. I'm not a cat!

but the roasted cheeks from the so called "Spanferkel" are really delicious, good muscular meat... the whole Spanferkel is yummy!
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:49 PM   #14
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That reminds me of a dish I had in Germany, It was Calf's Head Soup, made with chunks of meat from a calf's head. Some peicies even had little bits of hair on them. Yea, I know it sounds discusting, but hey, so does McDonalds to some people. Its just culture. The Soup had a slight vinegar taste to it. It was actualy really good.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:21 PM   #15
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Piccolina, we have also seen uteruses, ?uteri, in one of our Asian markets.

In the same section we saw beef pizzi. We did not know what it was but it was a long cylindrical piece of meat that they had tied in a knot.

I don't know how to say this but they don't come from cows.

No bull.

LOL but true.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #16
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Are we talking about tube steak here?

Back to the Pigshead Pudding, I had an older friend who used to make homemade head cheese. It wasn't so bad on a cracker with a little mustard.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:41 PM   #17
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Head cheese is wonderful so is pickled tonge and a few other types of byproducts you can't buy any more
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:07 PM   #18
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I'm big on trying anything once, but here I have to draw the line. Change the name or something, don't tell me what it is and I will probably try it, but after that appetite pleasing cooking directions... blekkkkkkkk!

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