Fresh Brains!

Quote: "I've promised Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the brains to cook with." Question 1 (just for fun) Who said this and what were they talking about? Question 2 (topic reason) Does anyone have any good recipes for brains. I believe calf-brains are popular in some parts of the US(?)

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carbon10 years ago
Delicious grossness! :P
gyromild carbon10 years ago
hehe..theres an asian delicacy called torpedo soup..main ingredient is a bull's reproductive organ (hence the name torpedo)...
supposedly good for your..erm torpedo.. :)
oh people at the table across from me in chinatown had that. it was a wedding too.....
westfw10 years ago
Cow brains seem to be one of those foods that you cover with cracker crumbs and fry in butter. It that point they probably taste like ... buttery fried things. Yum? Haven't had them, probably wouldn't order them, but I'd be willing to taste... Had some "sweetbreads" (veal pancreas or thymus) at Julia's Kitchen and some Foie Gras (mistreated-duck liver) at Domaine Chadon in Napa last weekend. Yummy. (16th wedding anniversary!)
lemonie (author)  westfw10 years ago
Delicious. Don't forget that veal is mistreated-cow... L
westfw lemonie10 years ago
Depends. Veal is an unavoidable by-product of the dairy industry (males are just SO useless.) The amount of mistreatment is pretty variable and subject to a lot of interpretation (more so than force-fed ducks, IMO.) For organ meats, I don't think they need the controversial 'Milk fed' treatment.
lemonie (author)  westfw10 years ago
Yes, even drinking milk is murder... L
So is killing another member of the species homo sapiens sapiens. Oh.....
chicago hasa ban on foie gras due to cruelty, now the french smuggle it over in through indiana or wisconsin, sorta like prohibition or smuggling moonshine.... only with mistreated goose, not duck.
The species is Homo sapiens. Homo sapiens sapiens is a subspecies.

Unrelated and obnoxious, but a pet peeve.
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