[Sca-cooks] Why X and not Y

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Jul 28 14:32:00 PDT 2008

On Jul 28, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Nick Sasso wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> however, dear heart drew my attention to the skinned pig
> head nestled among the tripe and pigs' feet.  made sense
> here.  i certainly wouldn't expect to see one at smith's
> or albertson's.  8)  > > > > > > >
> I had not lived until I saw an entire display in a fanmrer's market in
> Atlanta Area north of Chamblee.  If was all sorts of pig parts . . .
> including . . . a 4 pound wrapped styro tray of pig uteri (that is  
> plural of
> uterus).  You can eat just about any part of just about any animal  
> if you
> put your mind to it.
> niccolo difrancesco

There's a slightly seedy coffee shop (seedy in layout and equipment  
age, but still nice and clean) on Second Avenue and maybe 113th Street  
in Manhattan named Sandy's, and they cater to a largely Dominican and  
Puerto Rican (some Cubans, too) crowd, and while this is not exactly a  
classic "Ohh, goody, look, weird food!" alert, I had occasion to  
describe them this weekend as having a window display that resembles  
what you might get if you shoved an incendiary grenade up the rump of  
a large hog... it's all there, in different shapes and sizes, most of  
them hot and crispy...

The last time we were in that area, visiting a prospective high school  
for the evil Spawn, it must have been, we had those pressed Cuban  
sandwiches, each of which must have contained about two pounds of  
pernil al horno (think of pulled pork barbecue in roasted garlic sauce  
for an approximate flavor profile), for something like $3.

Apparently nobody told these people how expensive it is to live in New  


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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