il lampredotto

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il lampredotto. This doesn’t have any easy translation from Italian to English, but it is a street food that you will find in Florence. It is typically served as a sandwich, although you often find it in restaurants served in a kind of broth with a green sauce on the and some chopped vegetables. The word lampredotto comes from the Italian word la lampreda (lamprey eel) because the lampredotto looks like the inside of the eel’s mouth. Lampredotto is made from the fourth stomach of the cow, and you will find this interesting bit of street food for sale at the many lampredottai (lampredotto sellers) throughout the citySo what does it taste like? I prefer to eat it in the sandwich because the bread and sauces balance out the strong flavor of the meat. Give it a try the next time you are in Florence: you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how good it can be!

Se vai a Firenze, non puoi non provare una specialità del luogo: il lampredotto. È un piatto fatto con gli intestini di manzo ed ha un sapore molto particolare. Devi provarlo almeno una volta!

If you go to Florence, you can’t miss a local specialty: lampredotto. It is a dish made with the intestines of the cow and has a very particular flavor. You have to try it at least once!

Yes, I have tried it, and I don’t mind it, although…I couldn’t eat it more than once a visit! You can see a picture of it here from my very last trip to Florence. Have you tried it? If so, join our discussion on Twitter and Facebook!

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