Originally Posted by Finndog
This was another favorite at the Finn household growing up
BEEF KIDNEYS- the are actually really good grilled....
CHICKEN GIZZARDS TOO!
Pig feet is still one of my favouriute winter food (it's conserved a bit differently than the one above though...). It's called..."Zampone" (big paw)
Love it with mashed potatoes and/or Spinaches or Polenta.
Beef heart, nothing special...but never eaten it, actually, here it's more common...
Bolied beef tongue (sliced thin and to be eaten cold or as part of the Italian bolied dinner)
As for chicken gizzards ("fegatini"), my mother still raves for them served with "Risotto"
Cow stomach soup (tripe soup), it's called "Busecca" in my dialect or "Trippa" in Italian
Then, beef kidneys...called "Rognone" (loved it sliced and cooked in a pan with parlsey and garlic. Haven't eaten it in ages, apparently has gone out of "falvour".
Fried brain (usually sheep or calf, "cervella") ever tried it?
Both the above aren't to be found offered anymore at butcher's shops, wonder why?
As to keep it ski related...most of these are to be eaten in winter... ;-)