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No guts, no glory: the offal quiz

Date:16-10-2013 07:58:13 read:4
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No guts, no glory: the offal quiz

Offal has become a minority taste in Britain. How well do you know your way from nose to tail?

Offal is something we have grown squeamish about, but the bits of an animal that mainstream butchers throw away used to be the most highly prized. In some cultures they still are: in China they still eat the lips and swim bladders of fish, and happily chew on chicken feet. Fried intestines are a soul food classic in the southern states of America.

Offal is cheap, and it seems both thrifty and honourable to use up as much of a slaughtered animal as you can. But in the UK it has become a minority taste. However, in recent years, there has been growing interest in using animals in their entirety. In 2010, Heston Blumenthal served up brains and testicles to the Queen and North London pub The Drapers Arms last week held Glandstonbury, a pop-up offering a 14-course tasting menu based around the entrails of various animals

So how well do you know your way from nose to tail?

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