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Monday, October 12, 2009

The top 11 things I will never eat (or have eaten and will never do it again!) Part 4 (Two exceptions that will surprise.)


I’m a b-a-a-a-d blogger – it occurred to me today that I left you all hanging with my final installment of this article. The last entry in this series of posts was on August 10, 2009 (just in case you want to refresh your memories.) Anyway, here are two items that I have eaten, which are often considered quite gross by most folk’s standards, but I have enjoyed them immensely. What’s your take on these two delicacies?


Just click on this first link to see if you know what it actually is. If you need a hint, try this link.


Yep, it’s cow tongue, but it’s not just “cow tongue” if it is prepared properly, and IMHO that requires boiling, slicing it in such a way that it no longer resembles tongue, and serving it with a delicious sweet and sour raisin sauce. Mm, Mm good!!! And, if prepared this way you will think it is the finest, most tender and flavorful cut of beef you’ve ever eaten. Plus it will look like this.


The next unusual delicacy that I’ve really enjoyed, I was introduced to as a child at a restaurant that was known for this specialty, Phil Schmidt & Sons, which unfortunately (two years ago) closed its doors after 97 years in business.


Can you guess what it is from the “before” picture or the "after."


If you’re still not sure, check out the video below. Now, what about you - care to share anymore? Bon Appétit'!

2 comments:

samgillogly said...

I'm afraid I still can't get the hang of tasting something that could "taste me back"... no matter how much raisin sauce you put on it! :P

Paula Slade said...

samgillogly - I appreciate your honesty! :-D