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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 am

In an era where people ate calves' brains in aspic, liver loaf was fucking GREAT!!!

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I would eat liver loaf three times a day rather than touch this shit.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Grammatron » Sat May 05, 2018 3:20 am

That looks delicious

Not even lying

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspic

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sat May 05, 2018 3:27 am

Something for shemp:

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That green blob in the middle, of course. (And "proteins", ha ha! As the saying goes, "charcuterie" is the art of eating grease and water with a fork… :mrgreen: )

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Sat May 05, 2018 3:57 am

My mother would buy pimiento loaf and olive loaf for our school lunches. I liked it on white bread with mustard. And liverwurst too. Hard to find head cheese or lunch tongue around here anymore.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Sat May 05, 2018 5:54 pm

Lunch Tongue.

Fuck.

18 miles of meat.

Fuck again.

Used this one before, and it's been shown to be fake--
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Of course any good kosher deli still has tongue. 8)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Sat May 05, 2018 9:37 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Of course any good kosher deli still has tongue. 8)
You think we have kosher delis in New Hampshire? I'm sure it can be found in the Boston area.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sat May 05, 2018 11:37 pm

Grammatron wrote:That looks delicious
Half agree, but there's too much gelatin for my taste. The French version, the "jambon persillé", is OK (very tasty, actually):

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There is an analogous Italian preparation, but I have forgotten its name. Anyway, most of the time I favor crunchy over wobbly… :mrgreen:


That's for aspic made at home, or by a pork butcher or a restaurant I can trust (hopefully…). The industrial stuff is dubious, to say the least:
Wikipedia wrote:The worldwide production amount of gelatin is about 375,000–400,000 tonnes per year (830×106–880×106 lb/a). On a commercial scale, gelatin is made from by-products of the meat and leather industries. Most gelatin is derived from pork skins, pork, and cattle bones, or split cattle hides. Fish by-products may also be used because they eliminate some of the religious obstacles surrounding gelatin consumption.
And ends up in a lot of industrial foods, including sweets.


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Post by shemp » Sun May 06, 2018 12:07 am

Looks like something a whale coughed up.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sun May 06, 2018 12:14 am

Dad used to get what he called "souse."

Plus "blood tongue."
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Post by shemp » Sun May 06, 2018 1:00 am

Souse is just another name for head cheese. Blood tongue is head cheese made with pig blood and beef tongue, kind of like a blood sausage.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 07, 2018 9:23 am

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Post by Pyrrho » Mon May 07, 2018 10:56 am

shemp wrote:Souse is just another name for head cheese. Blood tongue is head cheese made with pig blood and beef tongue, kind of like a blood sausage.
Yup. Heaven help you if you ate any of Dad's souse.
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Post by Pyrrho » Thu May 10, 2018 12:42 am

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