Food Friday: Breaking my organ rule

spanish tapas
Seville, Spain

Despite Seville becoming a place where I ultimately decided to end my nomadic lifestyle, one bright point was going out with new friends from Pueblos Ingles for Spanish tapas.

We went to a little local place and I let my friends order. We has great Spanish ham on crusty bread and delicious tomato sauce and then knowing that I`m an adverturous eater they ordered the above.




I like a lot of food, since I realized eating in Jordan I actually do like eggplant my list of things I detest has been reduced to: green pepper, grapefruit and organs – remember the last time I ate kidney at a Buenos Aires steakhouse I thought it tasted like death.


This was stomach…or tripe…does it really matter?


I took this terrible iPod Touch photo not surprising to like it but Spanish tomato sauce is amazing, so amazing that it doesn`t matter what is in it.

I actually liked this.

But I don`t think there is enough tomato sauce to slather on green pepper to make me like that bitter beast.







  1. says

    Organ meat is pretty disgusting–my mom always tried to get us to eat kidney and gizzard et al. but I wasn’t having any of it. I’m kinda puzzled that you’d eat stomach over green pepper, though…
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  2. says

    kidney smells and tastes like urine and poo.
    liver has the worst chalky texture ever.
    but my one experience with tripe (tripo tacos on the street of mexico city) has rather tasty.

    • Ayngelina says

      Yes, me too. My mother always asked me to try things and if I didn’t like them I didn’t have to eat them.

      For a while she tried to convince me that onion was white celery, until I started saying I didn’t like white celery either!

  3. says

    I always refused to eat organ meat until a peruvian friend tricked me into eating caucau (tripe soup). I actually liked it. The only thing I still can’t eat is blood sausage. Gave it lots of chances, but the texture still grosses me out.

  4. says

    Well it doesn’t look bad. If you didn’t tell me what it was, I probably wouldn’t think twice about it. Of course now that you’ve told us, I’m going to stick to the Spanish Ham.
    Way to ruin organ for me!

  5. says

    We just got back from Spain. yes, we had tripe too! It was surprisingly tasty!

    I also had “Sacromonte Omelette” – I did not know what was in it till I finished it!!! Jeremy knew better to tell me what’s in it until I finished – then he chuckled and showed me the menu. It said “contains brains”!!!!!! I didn’t even want to know which animal’s brains!!!
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  6. Chris Pearrow says

    Having lived in Madrid for the past 5 years, I can tell you that your first bowl of callos are something of a rite-of-passage! I thought the worst part was the texture but a little of that crusty bread makes it pretty good. Next up, you have to try the fried ear!


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