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The Nasty Bits: Tripe Chili

I like tripe in my chili. I just do. And though this column is all about demystifying and celebrating offal, I feel I need not explain my preference for tripe in my chili. Not to chili purists, not to anyone. Too many people make chili in too many different ways for any one recipe to reign supreme. More

Tripe Chili

[Photograph: Chichi Wang] Adapted from The Best Chili Ever by J. Kenji Alt-Lopez. About the author: Chichi Wang took her degree in philosophy, but decided that writing about food would be much more fun than writing about Plato. She firmly... More

The Nasty Bits: Deep Frying Tripe

If you're looking for a change of pace, consider deep-frying well-stewed tripe. For an appetizer, take a few slices of tripe, dredge them in flour, salt, and cayenne pepper, and deep-fry the tripe for a minute or so in the hot oil. The slices of tripe will emerge transformed by the process: the honeycombed ridges and mop-like filaments will become paper-thin and crispy, forming an stiff armor around the interior of still-tender and chewy tripe. More

Deep-Fried Tripe

Deep-frying tripe may also be one of the easier ways to introduce offal-squeamish eaters to the joys of stomach. Its winning crispiness not only creates textural pleasure but also disguises the looks of the honeycomb, which not everyone finds to be an asset. More

The Nasty Bits: Thoughts On Lungs

I'd never seen a pig eviscerated, and while the other organs appeared as expected, the lungs of the pig literally took my breath away. The edges of both the lung and the liver tapered to protracted edges, like that of hand-carved wooden spoons. I'd never seen such fresh-looking, beautiful lungs in my life, and almost immediately my stomach began to grumble. More

The Nasty Bits: Dulet, the Ethiopian Dish of Beef, Liver, and Lamb Tripe

I have eaten dulet (an Ethiopian combination of beef, liver, and lamb tripe) for four straight meals in a row. This is a record, even for me. The first of those meals took place at Lalibela, a popular Ethiopian restaurant in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. They were out of beef tripe, but they had lamb tripe in the kitchen. The waitresses ask me every time I order a dish containing organs if I am sure that's what I want. Yes, I always reply without hesitation. More

The Nasty Bits: Omasum Salad

Go to most restaurants in Shanghai and there will be something to this effect: a cut of offal, thinly sliced and dressed in a mixture of soy sauce and oil made aromatic with green onions, cilantro, and chilies. It doesn't sound like much, but it's the small details that make this dish great. More

Tripe and Ramp Pizza with Shishito Peppers at Colicchio & Sons

[Photograph: Always Hungry NY] Wow. This is probably the most unlikely combination of pizza toppings we've seen in a while. Always Hungry NY tries the ramp and tripe pizza at Colicchio & Sons: "While the small strips of soft tripe almost mimic the texture of lightly cooked pieces of bacon, the flavor is almost imperceptible. (Which when you think about how wrong funky-tasting tripe can be, is not necessarily a negative)." Related: Sunday Pizza Night at Colicchio & Sons » Colicchio & Sons 85 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (at West 15th; map) 212-400-6699; colicchioandsons.com... More

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