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I hate organ meat

JuniorBalloon | Nov 16, 201006:19 PM

There I said it. I love to cook and I like to try different foods, but can't stomach organ meat. When in Palermo Italy we did a market tour and cooking class. Part of the tour was a taste of some odd little fatty bits in a box from under a towel.Very sketchy. A piece of wax paper was put in your hand. The mans hand dove under the towel and out came a handful of fat, meat and ??? something else. Apparently it's rendered off of the bones after the butcher has done with them. It tasted alright, but it's texture was off putting, yet I was still able to finish what I was given. Next we had a lung and spleen sandwhich with a local cheese (bad of me, but can't remember the name) I was game and took a big bite...chewed once, twice and the nasty flavor flooded my mouth and my throat closed. I had to ask, with a mouthful of food, if they would be offended if I spit it out? Our guide released me and I jettisoned the nasty bits. Bourdain would have kicked my ass.

I'm sorry I don't like the taste. I like the idea of nose to tail, at least the part that doesn't waste any of the animal. I am considering raising a couple of pigs. I really don't want to waste any of it. Guess I'll need to find someone that will take what I can't stomach.

Is there anyone out there that hated organ meat that found a way to embrace it?


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