entrails and offal is that offal is the innards (and other scraps) that are considered inedible - but that is just what some choose to do. Eating beef liver is not unusual. Pickled pig's feet and oxtail soup are more regional specialties. Fewer consider kidneys (1st image) or hearts palatable, but there are those who disagree:
- Chefs who promote offal, including Chris Cosentino (2nd image) whose website Offal Good is "a guide and informational source for proper handling and cooking techniques for working with these lost cuts of meat. You will find recipes, food porn, and places to buy and eat offal."
- Reviewers of offal dishes served by restaurants.
- Recipe sites that recommend offal including the BBC, Food and Wine, and All Recipes.
- Diners who prefer offal, including environmentally conscious blogger Lucy Moore, who has restricted herself to organ meats and entrails for a year, a diet that has included the following delicacies: "crispy pig’s ear salad, rosemary kidney skewers, stuffed veal hearts, pig kidney stroganoff, lamb’s neck curry, and pasta with blood and tomato sauce."