|New York Times|
Limoges is famous for its butchers. So while you're at the festival, the three most popular things to eat are:
—Terrines, or cooked pig cheeks.
—Amourettes, or cooked sheep testicles (right). What do sheep testicles taste like? Don’t ask me!
—Tripe. To make tripe, you take the stomachs of a cow (cows have more than one!) cut them up, and cook them.
Okay, those are the classics. What else is there? A butcher named François Brun has a dish called nez d’amour (“nose of love”). It’s a cooked pig snout stuffed with pig tongue. (Just like in real life!)
How much do the people of Limoges like their weird meats? Its church has a statue called La Vierge au Rognon. It shows Mary handing baby Jesus a kidney. A kidney!? But kidneys filter pee!
I think I’ll stick with pig cheeks, thanks.
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