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"

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NomNom July 25, 2011
I like to eat brains.
 
nutcakes July 24, 2011
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.
 
Sagegreen July 24, 2011
Don't forget the descriptive fuzzy or the hairy navel, two drink recipes.
 
Anitalectric July 24, 2011
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.
 
skittle July 23, 2011
Hearts of palm!
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 23, 2011
chicken fingers, head cheese... this would make a fun game at a party.
 
Bevi July 23, 2011
I was introduced to "Toad in the Hole" as an "Egyptian Eye"
 
amysarah July 22, 2011
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...
 
Amanda H. July 22, 2011
Apologies for the spam -- we're working to track it down.
 
MrsKeller July 22, 2011
You are welcome, CameronM5! It is a very fun book.
 
EmilyNunn July 22, 2011
Meatballs.
 
Sarasita July 21, 2011
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"...
 
CameronM5 July 21, 2011
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.com/filipino/lenguas-de-gato-cookies/

MrsKeller I contacted the writer of that book for my article. Thanks so much for that!
 
Esther P. July 21, 2011
Okra - otherwise known as ladies fingers, aren't there some Mexican biscuits that translate to fingers of the dead as well?
 
susan G. July 20, 2011
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.)
 
SKK July 20, 2011
ribs , hams, butts, leg of lamb, turkey, chicken, breast of poultry
 
Sadassa_Ulna July 20, 2011
elbow macaroni, linguine, I guess any meat that you eat by the part: liver, shanks, etc.? fun question!
 
HollowLeg July 20, 2011
Orecchiette pasta - "little ears", hogs head cheese
 
MrsKeller July 20, 2011
Angel hair pasta. Red eye gravy. There's hundreds of them.

http://www.amazon.com/Ladyfingers-Nuns-Tummies-Lighthearted-Foods/dp/0595345034
 
SKK July 20, 2011
http://www.food52.com/recipes/2573_pan_seared_pork_belly from Mrs. Larkin
 
Kristen M. July 20, 2011
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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Amanda H. July 20, 2011
One-eyed sandwich. http://www.food52.com/recipes/7642_oneeyed_sandwiches (great question btw!)
 
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