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Are feet, ears, head, eyes, snout, tail, etc. included in the term "offal"?

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Are feet, ears, head, eyes, snout, tail, etc. included in the term "offal"?

ipsedixit | | Sep 16, 2010 03:56 PM

I think generally there is a consensus that "offal" includes the entrails and internal organs of animals.

But what about things that are outside of the animal? LIke feet, tails, snout (or nose), ears, etc.?

Does the term "offal" include those things?
Wikipedia seems to think so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offal But then what does Wikipedia really know.

So, I come begging to the Chowhound community. If "offal" does not include those outer parts of the animal, then is there a culinary term that encompasses those parts of the animal that the term "offal" does not cover?

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