15 October 2012
Heroes Of Tripe
Hats off to the gentlemen of The Offal Club, an elite group of Mancunian gastronomic adventurers who make Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall look like a vegan. The Offal Club are devotees of nose to tail eating who believe there is no part of an animal that is inedible except teeth, sinew and bones. According to the Manchester Evening News, they “started with liver and kidneys and went onto things like heart, testicles, eyes and brain.” They meet regularly to prepare and consume dishes such as braised pig's head, rolled pig's spleen and pigs liver pate with home-made piccalilli. Gentlemen, we salute you! We’re all for nose to tail eating just as long as the animal is dead. And don’t forget the tripe.