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What one likes and dislikes is usually a matter of personal taste. When it comes to meat and it's relatives, sometimes just knowing where it comes from is enough to make me stay away.
Blood Pudding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Blood Pudding


Also, Black Pudding or Blood Sausage.

Ingredients: Cooked or dried animal blood (sheep, cattle, duck or goat), meat, fat, suet, bread, sweet potato, onion, chestnuts, barley, rice and/or oatmeal filler, raisins, spices, and green onions, etc.
Preparation: Another favorite food internationally. Preparation techiques vary by country, region and culture.
Beef tongue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Beef tongue


I can still see the taste buds... *shudder*

Ingredients: The tongue of one cow.
Preparation: Commonly boiled, pickled, stewed, roasted as well as in tacos and burritos. see more on Beef tongue
Lamb brain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Lamb brain


In all my years assisting with autopsies, the brain was my favorite part to extract. However, you'd never catch me sauteing these with eggs on a Sunday morning.

Ingredients: The brain of a little lamb.
Preparation: Again, an internationally popular item for cuisine. There is also mention of Mario Batali's recipe for Lamb's Brain Ravioli on a few sites. see more on Lamb brain
Pig's ear is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating
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Pig's ear


My dog is a far more advanced connesieur of this that anyone else I know.


Ingredients: Literally, the ears of a pig.

Preparation: Apparently, popular all over the world. It's generally "soul food" or dog treats here in the U.S. Boiled, pickled, stewed, grilled everywhere else and eaten as sashimi in Japan.