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What are some names of recipes that have a body part in the title?

For example, Saltimbocca: The name of this famous Italian recipe literally translates to "jump in the mouth"

asked by CameronM5 over 5 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

One-eyed sandwich. http://www.food52.com/recipes... (great question btw!)

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Kristen Miglore

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added over 5 years ago

What a great question. I had something rather unappetizing in Spain that translated roughly to "arm of potato, stuffed with tuna" -- I don't remember the exact phrasing, but "brazo" (meaning arm) was definitely in there. (Please forgive the super low-tech photo).

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SKK
added over 5 years ago

http://www.food52.com/recipes... from Mrs. Larkin

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added over 5 years ago

Angel hair pasta. Red eye gravy. There's hundreds of them.

http://www.amazon.com/Ladyfingers...

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added over 5 years ago

Orecchiette pasta - "little ears", hogs head cheese

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elbow macaroni, linguine, I guess any meat that you eat by the part: liver, shanks, etc.? fun question!

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SKK
added over 5 years ago

ribs , hams, butts, leg of lamb, turkey, chicken, breast of poultry

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I've always wanted to taste Ladies' Navels, from Turkey, I believe. (I wanted to be sure I hadn't dreamed this, so a quick check reveals Kadin Gobegi is the name, many recipes come up.)

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added over 5 years ago

Okra - otherwise known as ladies fingers, aren't there some Mexican biscuits that translate to fingers of the dead as well?

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added over 5 years ago

Thanks guys this is so helpful. I found a few more. I love this especially: Lengua de gatos are Cat's tongue cookies. http://www.applepiepatispate...

MrsKeller I contacted the writer of that book for my article. Thanks so much for that!

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added over 5 years ago

Many parts of animals we eat have body part names - thighs, legs, breasts, ribs, tongue, liver, etc.

You also have things like "open-faced" sandwiches, "heads" of lettuce, artichoke "hearts," "kidney" beans, "navel" oranges, potato "skins"...

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added over 5 years ago

Meatballs.

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added over 5 years ago

You are welcome, CameronM5! It is a very fun book.

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Amanda Hesser

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added over 5 years ago

Apologies for the spam -- we're working to track it down.

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amysarah

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added over 5 years ago

Ears of corn...angel hair pasta...fish eye pudding (what, that's not what you called tapioca as a child?)...hearts of palm...blood oranges....finger sandwiches...chicken fingers...

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I was introduced to "Toad in the Hole" as an "Egyptian Eye"

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 5 years ago

chicken fingers, head cheese... this would make a fun game at a party.

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added over 5 years ago

Hearts of palm!

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Anitalectric

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added over 5 years ago

There is a cut of beef in Colombia called "muchacho" which translates to "boy." Did anyone bring up ladyfingers yet? Hearts of palm or artichoke hearts.

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Don't forget the descriptive fuzzy or the hairy navel, two drink recipes.

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added over 5 years ago

There is a delicious Italian cookie called bones or bones of the dead (Ossi Dei Morti), Stella Bakery in SF has delicious ones. Pope's Nose is the tail of a turkey or chicken.

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I like to eat brains.