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Signs of Summer: 'U Mussu


For me, nothing says summer like a bit of boiled veal muzzle or cow nuckle spritzed with lemon. These southern Italian specialties (look for them in the markets of Palermo and Naples) are diced up to order and served as a refreshing snack. Yesterday, I spied some as I strolled through Borgo Vecchio in Palermo, though you can also find it in the Capo, Vucciria, and Ballaro’ markets; look for them in Pignasecca and Forcella in Naples. Who needs gelato?

2016-01-07T14:37:55+00:00 June 5th, 2009|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Naples & Campania, Offal, Sicily|9 Comments


  1. Nonna June 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    give me gelato

  2. ciaochowlinda June 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    make that a second on the gelato thank you.

  3. JP June 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I’m at a loss for words!

  4. Tom June 4, 2009 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    What does it taste like? I’d try it!

    • Katie June 4, 2009 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      it tastes like boiled nerves or hard jello. delish!

  5. Katie June 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    you guys are no fun! 🙂

  6. Katie June 5, 2009 at 12:06 am - Reply

    signs of summer for the faint of heart here

  7. JP June 5, 2009 at 3:18 am - Reply

    jello is not my idea of real food.

  8. Tom June 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Katie wrote: “it tastes like boiled nerves”

    Well, since I don’t have a reference as to what boiled nerves taste like (LOL!) I’ll take Katie’s word for it that this dish is indeed tasty. 🙂

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