Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Not long ago on TV’s “ CHOPPED” one item in the basket for the competing chefs to cook was a cow’s tongue. Not very appetizing-looking but no one was groaning. Except the host who commented that he didn’t like “the bumps”.
Memory exploded and I was about 12, sitting with my family at the dinner table. We were in the Miami kitchen with a corner bench and table that was one of my favorite places in our new home. Mom had served all except her “surprise” – it was tongue – cow’s tongue and she hadn’t skinned the bumpy skin off. I was not complimentary or appreciative for that meal. I had forgotten the whole incident and my absolute revulsion – but, know what? at this advanced stage of my life the memory makes me shudder and I still wouldn’t eat it!