Enough of this tripe

by ShadowStalker on December 4, 2004 · 14 comments

in Diversions

We here at Transbuddha Industries love a good story about eating nasty things, like this old post about a man and his tapeworm eating a pile of raw hamburger and eggs.  Now, if I may, I present to you the harrowing tale of a man eating andouillette, a lovely little French sausage stuffed with tripe.  What is tripe?tripe

(click for story)

Why, cow stomach of course.  Though the first three stomachs in a cow are edible, the second (honeycomb tripe) is the meatiest and pictured above.

That page also happens to have some great recipes for and information about cajun and creole cooking.

(photo courtesy of The Cook’s Thesaurus)

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  • mrcookieface

    My dad used to eat tripe sandwiches, then he’d chase us kids around for a kiss.  His breath was horrible, and we’d run from him while screaming.

    He also enjoyed potted meat products.

    He’s dead now.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    May I ask if his passing was tripe related?

  • mrcookieface

    He had heart problems most of his adult life.  His doctor told him to lay off the crappy meats and salts he ingested.  He did cut down on that stuff, but oddly enough, it wasn’t his heart, but a stroke that finally did him in.

    I guess he could have kept eating those bacon sandwiches too, huh?  It would have made no difference.

  • Souped_up_on_Jihad

    Not really. Many of the things that contribute to a high heart risk also contribute to a high stroke risk.

  • Just Plain Bob


    let me get this straight.

    Acquired Taste. this means, take something gross, and eat MORE of it.. until you get used to how disgusting it is and don’t notice anymore?

    BETTER IDEA: eat things that START OUT tasting good. and continue to eat them.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    No kidding.  Why is it that all the really good, subtle flavors are hidden beneath disgusting ones?

  • fealty2dahriyah

    that, my friend, is a metaphor , or meataphor, for life.

    I should have posted this email I got at work for people trying to stop me from eating sushi weekly. ah tapeworm tales….

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    That’s why you should always cook your sushi, right?

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    i liken acquired tastes in food to acquired tastes in music.  Back in the old days when they played good songs on the radio, you might be inclined to go buy the album.  In my case, usually one of the songs I liked least ended up being my favorite after repeated listens.  It wasn’t the standard radio fare, so I had to train myself to enjoy its originality.  Same thing with sushi, caviar, etc.  My least favorite sushi items when I started eating it are now my favorites.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    I like acquired tastes in food and drink, but not in music.  I have so many songs I like to listen to, why spend my time listening to stuff I don’t like?  This is probably because I don’t listen to CDs anymore.  I could see being too lazy to change the CD every other song, but since I just rip CDs to MP3 when I get them it’s much easier to skip stuff that sucks.  Then delete it.  With extreme prejudice.

  • Just Plain Bob

    I care! I go to the Good Reverend for all my culinary needs.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    shimmy shimmy ya shimmy yam shimmy ye

    sashimi is fantastic… no cooking there… raw fatty chunks of tuna or yellow tail. it’s funny cuz I won’t eat 97% of cooked fish/.

    if you have not had unagi(bbq eel) it is fantastic.

    these types of food cater to your whole pallet. it’s the way o-toro tuna melts off your tongue and the texture of the rice.

    I bet everyone here exercises this kind of aestetic for food or alcohol

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Which kind of aesthetic is that?

    I like sushi, but I have no idea what I was eating when I tried it.  Our fearless leader ordered for us.  In Japanese.  My favorite was the thing with a quail’s egg in a nest of tiny, orange roe.  Yummy.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    nothing like fowl egg and fish egg, rice and seaweed as a meal. it’s good shit.

    a lady at work nearly barfed when I told her those little orange or red balls she was eating were fish eggs!

    it’s like the aesthetic for a garden… their must be balance of taste, smells, sights… yadda yadda yadda feng shui

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