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hearts and tongues

February 16, 2010

On special offer this evening in Intermarché: kilo bags of pork fat (yum!), ducks hearts (tightly vacuum-packed together in deep purple-red blood) and most disturbing of all, langue de boeuf. I mean, have you ever seen a cow's tongue? The tongues on sale in Intermarché are enormous, each curled around in a big fatty slab. I know that offal is fashionable and ethical (if you're going to kill an animal you should try and eat all of it et tout ca) and I know that some people probably have very delicious recipes for duck hearts and cow tongues, but never has pizza seemed so appealing.

comments (2)

1. Posted by Geoff on February 16, 2010 9:30 PM

Have you tried the French black pudding yet..? As far as I'm concerned the jury's still out!
Look up the recipe for pommes de terre sarladaise and try it one night.. Mmm!

2. Posted by pierre l on February 17, 2010 1:50 AM

When I was young, my mother used to do "cervelle" (brains) once a week. I don't think I'd be willing to eat it now. As for the tongue -- well if I couldn't see the whole thing and didn't know what it was, maybe.
The colour and texture of black pudding put me off (although I may have eaten it once or twice).
I think I'll stick with chicken and mushrooms.

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