from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The small intestines of pigs, especially when cooked and eaten as food.
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- n. small pig intestine, boiled and fried. Sometimes prepared with hog maws.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The smaller intestines of swine, etc., fried for food.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small intestines of hogs prepared as food
The entrails, cleaned and scalded into "chitterlings," were accounted a luscious delicacy in the kitchen.
For the celebration of these rites her partner would array himself in morocco pumps with cunningly contrived buckles of silver, silk stockings, salmon-colored silk breeches tied with abundance of riband, exuberant frills, or "chitterlings," which puffed out at the neck and bosom not unlike the wattles of a he-turkey; and under his arms -- as the fowl roasted might have carried its gizzard -- our grandfather pressed the flattened simulacrum of a cocked hat.
A tray full of hot seal entrails, a bowl of coagulated blood, and putrid fish are not very inviting or lickerish to ordinary mortals, yet they have their analogue in the dish of some farmers who eat a preparation of pig's bowels known as "chitterlings," and in the blood-puddings and Limburger cheese of the Germans.
But she said her biggest health change has been in her diet: She's given up her beloved chitterlings, pigs' feet and ham hocks in favor of a Whole Foods-type diet, and she hopes to get down to a size 16.
Franklin was noticeably slimmer during her recent Grammy satellite appearance and says that since undergoing surgery she's given up chitterlings, pigs' feet and ham hocks.
A prime American example would be chitterlings, the strings of pig intestine that ingenious slave cooks would turn into a "soul food" classic.
Meanwhile, in Oxford, Miss., John Currence of City Grocery Restaurant Group, is cooking tripe like chitterlings, frying the whole piece and serving it with either a Creole-spiced romanesco or a Southern-spiced harissa.
And from the First Lady, fry chitterlings a la maison blanche.
They would read comic books, watch cartoons, go to movies, and just as Mays took white ballplayers in the army to black neighborhoods, he would take Chris to black restaurants and homes for chitterlings, black-eyed peas, and cornbread.
Cooking together, a forty-clove garlic chicken or lobster-fried chitterlings, & meditating together at her invitation.