What is this luscious meat?
All dressed in a tomato-y sauce, served warm from the deli counter.
It so happens there is an anachronistic "gourmet" grocery store in my neighborhood, a place that sprang up to cater to the post-WWII generation who first populated these suburban homes. Several of those original owners are still here; some arrive at the store by taxi, but at least as many of them drive themselves.
There seems to have been a solid Italian-American presence here. The store actually sells cardoons!
I've seen lovely cheeses and sausages there. It's not a place with a strong local-sustainable attitude, though, so we are selective about what we buy. Pasta. Booze. Cheeses and sausages.
Well, the other day, Cranky was cruising the aisles there, and the friendly guy at the deli counter asked him if he wanted to try this meat. For free.
"Come on! I'll give it to ya!"
OK. So Cranky brought it home, warm and aromatic. We had to eat it right away.
Although it was something I'd sworn I would probably never eat.
But I gave it a try.
Agghhh. Tasted like pond algae. We threw it away.
What were they thinking?