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  • n. Plural form of sweetbread.

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  • n. edible glands of an animal


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  • On a recent Friday afternoon in Animal's empty dining room, Mr. Dotolo peered at a scribbled bubble chart on which he'd written the word "sweetbreads" in the biggest, center bubble.

    L.A.'s Masterminds of 'Dude Food'

  • We went to a little restaurant, not at all fancy, but with very good food, where Isma was happy since with so many people to order and share different non-vegetarian plates, he was able to eat lots of other things than when the two of us go there alone (in which case he orders the sweetbreads, which is a favorite and something we never cook at home).

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Getting Sweetbreads Ready for Cooking -- The throat glands and the pancreas of calves, which, as has already been learned, are called sweetbreads, can be cooked in various ways for the table.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish

  • The 100 people in attendance Monday were treated to meat, and lots of it: chorizo, blood sausage, short ribs, beef filets and mollejas, the thymus gland (a k a sweetbreads). Golf

  • According to Keyes, the tradition of using euphemisms for food is pretty widespread: thymus glands are known as sweetbreads, and bull testicles are known as Rocky Mountain oysters and prairie oysters.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Orielles de Christ (pig skin, available at the Vanderbilt in Brooklyn) and, of course, so-called sweetbreads (thymus and pancreas, available everywhere from Babbo to Prune to Little Italy).

    Home | The New York Observer

  • The sweetbreads was my favorite thing, but again rather paltry portion.

    Zach Klein's Universal Feed

  • I've eaten them before (ummn, sweetbreads, that is).

  • The more delicate meats, such as sweetbreads, fillets, fowls and turkeys sometimes are covered with buttered paper; this is done to prevent the heat from the top of the pan scorching or imparting too much of a roast flavor to the meats which are to be braised.

    The Story of Crisco

  • The special is usually a hot item, such as sweetbreads and tender-crisp pears on bed of roasted brussels sprout leaves with balsamic dressing.



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  • ha! (i thought of going off into a little side-note on being uncomfortable with eating recognizably fleshy things since pondering the fact that we're all meat, and rightfully horrified by the thought of roasted people.. but didn't.)

    July 24, 2008

  • 'bestiary said: if i were an animal'

    July 24, 2008

  • *hork*

    It should be disturbing regardless...

    July 24, 2008

  • if i were an animal, this word would be very disturbing.

    July 24, 2008