I've recently become a TikTok convert. I have to prevent myself from spending hours on the app and going down rabbit holes of cooking videos, cute animal videos, and pottery videos. Don't judge my scrolling habits. I'm sure if you had to write a blog about them you wouldn't tell us about what you binge on. Moving on...

A couple of days ago I found this reaction video that had me laughing so much I had to watch it a couple of times to catch the whole thing. The reaction of the couple in the video to the guy who is cooking lengua was priceless. I mean, first of all, it's vaguely pornographic and second, who knew that much tongue could fit in a cow's head?

I have to say, I totally agree with their initial reaction to the video. Lengua is one of those dishes that our grandmothers used to try and make us eat, but when I was growing up, I was too grossed out to even be in the house when they were being cooked. It got me to thinking about some other El Paso Mexican "delicacies" that gross me out:

1. Cola de pavo - Look, I'm sure it is perfectly good meat, and I have no problem chewing on a turkey neck like a vampire, but turkey butt? I don't think so. Call it anything but cola de pavo and I'm there. By the way, I used this pic because there are no cola de pavo pictures. Who wants to see turkey butt much less eat it?

Turkey Bird Running

2. Nopalitos - Sorry, I'm sure they are an ancestral heritage food but the ones I've had are slimy and yucky. I would have to be starving and about to die before I would eat nopalitos. We have grocery stores now. We don't need to go out to the desert for dinner.

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis

3. Menudo - Don't at me, bro. You're eating cow intestine. You can dress it up all you want with chili, onions, and oregano but all you're doing is trying to cover up the fact that you're eating cow intestine, mostly after drinking all night and being hungover. Seriously? Cow intestine and a hangover? Give me posole any day.

Mexican Tripe Soup - Menudo
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