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sweetbread

an abattoir expression for calf thymus.

gut sweetbread
pancreas.
true sweetbread
thymus.
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You should try not to peel off the fine membrane that holds the sweetbread together.
Despite their name, sweetbreads are actually made of the thymus gland of a calf, a delicacy that is exquisite if prepared properly, Bernstein said.
The sweetbreads were softly crisp outside and fluffy within.
During ``Lunch & Learn,'' his staff, working concurrently with him but in an adjacent kitchen, sends out the courses as the demonstration proceeds: Maine lobster salad with blood orange, foie gras and hazelnuts; steamed lobster and escargot wontons, with ginger-caramel sauce and maitaki mushrooms; lobster and crispy sweetbread ragout, with sea bean salad and a creamy-spicy sauce.
Fifth Officer Lowe kept the menu after supper, which featured salmon, sweetbreads, roast chicken, spring lamb and braised ham,in the first-class dining room on April 2,1912.
Drop on them a little oiled butter and put the sweetbreads into a moderately heated oven, and let them bake for nearly 3/4 of an hour.
THE culinary name for livers and sweetbreads is offal and this bears no reference to their taste when they are cooked with a little love and care.
Either we went the distance in ordering sweetbreads with a heady truffle vinaigrette at a posh French restaurant or made do with comida corrida on a Sunday at the local market.
The winery suggested sweetbreads, which is OK by me, but because of the Mad Cow disease, sweetbreads, supposedly, are off the menu in France.
A naive oasis sequestered in today's desert of smug braised sweetbreads on beds of radicchio drizzled with impertinent raspberry currant reductions.
Priorities for export are Danish pastries, US style cinnamon whirls, and sweetbreads.