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Tongue, Anyone?

niki rothman | | Jun 13, 2007 04:23 PM

Hi, SF Chowhounds!
Long time no post. Long story short: my husband wants tongue, but he'll have to do it himself. Er...that sounds odd, so short story long - I'll explain myself.

I categorically refuse to cook that huge scary cow's tongue that terrified me as a young child everytime I'd see my Grandma Gertrude leave the thing waiting to cook, or cooling down, on her Brooklyn kitchen drainboard, and consequently I won't eat it. Nay, I won't touch it, or even look at it.

But after all these years of cooking for him my husband has come forth with the request for tongue - cow's tongue, to be exact, and it so creeps me out that I don't even quite know what exactly I'm asking it best roasted...I know it's boiled (that's what Grandma Gertrude did with it), or is it only available sliced and nitrated in delis (I prefer no preservatives - but if that's the only game in town it will have to do).

I have agreed to ask you all where my husband can find cooked tongue as long as he agrees not to chase me around the apartment with it or otherwise brandish the horrid organ. So, I'm picturing something that could be kept in an opaque wrapping in the fridge that he, who does not cook AT ALL, could easily serve himself (with me none the wiser)?

So, please - some places in SF that Richard could obtain some really good (well wrapped) cooked cow's tongue.


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