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- n. A traditional Greek dish typically consumed at Easter, consisting mainly of seasoned lamb or goat offal.
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Mungo, in the purple shirt, is helping prepare kokoretsi, which Helen defines as “offal wrapped in innards and cooked on a spit”.
In the few years since I began to consider food a hobby, I've gorged on bull testicles (less prairie oyster than prairie calamari, and not especially noteworthy); kokoretsi (Greek for "intestines wrapped in innards"); beef tacos lengua (tongue) and cabeza (cheeks, lips); beef tripe; calf liver in abundance; lamb kidneys; pig ears and tails; roasted beef marrow bones; chicken gizzards; alligator; minnows; &c. &c.
It just won't be the same without dyed eggs and tsoureki and kokoretsi and mayeritsa and a lamb roasting on the spit.
The boys had made kokoretsi out of the intestines and offal of the goat that they had taken from the resentful nomarch of the village, and were watching it sizzle in the cinders of the fire.
He was hoping that she would have prepared an unseasonable kokoretsi, as he had noted the presence of liver and intestines on the table where previously he had been performing his surgery.
In fact, they look like the kokoretsi Greek Americans make – long and smooth – more than the ‘big bunch o’ guts’ style of Istanbul.
By the end of August, Helen and Charles were welcomed as regulars at Epidaurus, the elegant Greek restaurant they’d started going to in July; every Monday and Thursday the chef came out of his kitchen on the far side of an open fire to lead them to a table, pour out some Retsina and discuss the merits of brizoles as against kokoretsi.
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