World Tripe Day
The 24th day of October is celebrated as World Tripe Day. For anyone who doesn’t know what tripe is, let us give them a quick explanation of it. Tripe is the edible lining of cow, hog, or sheep stomachs that requires long periods of cooking to make edible.
In the U.S, the lining of the beef stomach is the most common form of tripe and it’s often used to make dishes such as Vietnamese Pho Soup, Mexican Menudo Soup, Spanish Stew Callos, and Trippa Alla Romana (Italian tripe dish with grated Parmesan and tomato sauce). Although not everyone will find tripe palatable, for many people, it makes the best comfort food.
The History Of World Tripe Day
Many people are probably thinking about who would invent a holiday that celebrates tripe in all of its forms. And we have a simple answer to that question. World Tripe Day was invented in 2013 by the Tripe Marketing Board. This website takes a humorous look at tripe and advocates on its behalf. It even has some tripe recipes that people can enjoy.
A Tasty Menudo Soup Recipe
Okay, we decided that the best way to talk about this holiday was to share one of our favorite tripe recipes. This recipe is for Menudo, and we think most people will find that it’s an interesting, and quite tasty, dish. Below is the recipe.
- Two Pounds of Tripe.
- One Liter of Water.
- One Whole White Onion.
- Four Cloves of Garlic.
- One Branch of Rosemary.
- One Branch of Oregano.
- Guajillo Sauce.
- One Can of Beef Stock
- One Can of Hominy
- Two Teaspoons Salt.
- Two Potatoes (cut into cubes).
- Cilantro (for serving).
- Lime (for serving).
- Clean Tripe With Water & Vinegar, then Rinse Well.
- Trim the Fat Off The Tripe.
- Cut the Tripe into Small Chunks. Cook for 25 minutes in boiling water.
- Drain the Water from the Tripe, and then Rinse again.
- In a Clean Pot, Add Water, Garlic, Onions, Salt, Herbs, Potatoes, Beef Stock, and Tripe.
- Bring to Boil. Cook 20 Minutes.
- Add Guajillo Sauce and Hominy to the Pot and Cook for an Additional 10-minutes.
- Serve with Lime and Cilantro.
Observing World Tripe Day
World Tripe Day can be observed simply by making some tripe recipes. There are about a million on the Internet to choose from and we’ve already listed some recipe names in the intro of this article for people to check out. Where can you buy tripe?
Well, most people will want to talk to their local butcher to find fresh tripe, but if that’s not possible, then many grocery stores sell canned tripe. And, of course, tripe can be bought off of the Internet.
No matter what tripe recipe a person chooses to make, they should take the time to snap a picture of it and post it online with the hashtag #WorldTripeDay. Let’s all see what you’re making and help us find great tripe recipes that we can make for ourselves.