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Do You Eat Bone Marrow?

Bone marrow is so hot right now. It used to be that this offal — technically, tissue found inside large beef bones — could only be found in the occasional osso buco. Not anymore: I've seen the unctuous, rich filling pop up this year on dozens of restaurant menus, often served with toast for spreading. The latest fad? Bone marrow pizza.

I've thought about sharing a simple recipe for preparing this comfort food dish at home — but first, I wanted to see how many of you find the ingredient appetizing.

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Eutheria Eutheria 6 years
I LOVE marrow. Delicious, nutrient-dense meat butter!! Poultry marrow is the secret, health-giving ingredient sick meat-eaters enjoy in their chicken soup, why broth is made with bones or a carcass. The evolution of our enormous brain size has been associated with our discovery that even scavenged bones can be tapped for a significant nutritional boost. The saying "to suck the marrow out of" something means to experience it fully, so you meat eaters who think marrow is icky are missing out! My dog finishes my Cheerios or mashed potatoes as happily as he eats pan drippings or raw meat. We share a lot of the same tastes, which is why his ancestors started hanging around ours.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
Never tried it. Looks interesting though.
Bailey-Bloom Bailey-Bloom 6 years
I know it's kinda late to respond. But it's soooo good. I don't know why some of people posting here have a problem with people who like to eat it like we're hurting the animal. HELLO! The animal is dead and the meat is gone. So what's left are the bones and the marrow inside. It's not like we kill animals just to take the marrow so we can eat it. Geez people.
loveisblind loveisblind 6 years
I think some of you guys who think its gross did not have any yet! haha. How do you know how bad it is unless you tried it. Don't knock it till you try it! =D
Vanonymous Vanonymous 6 years
Onlysourcherry, i totally hear you with the ick factor. There are definitely meats that i find less appetizing than others. My comment was mainly directed at comments like #22. My point is that if you're anti- eating meat for ethical/moral reasons, then i can't understand why eating marrow is worse than filet mignon. However, if you are anti-eating meat b/c you just don't find it appetizing - i can see how the marrow would be even less appetizing.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Vanonymous-- I agree that there's nothing philosophically different about eating an animal's muscles vs. its eyes vs. its bone marrow. But there's definitely an added "ick" factor to eating some body parts over others, which is what i was reacting to.
sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
Waste not, want not.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 6 years
My mom takes the marrow out of chicken bones and loves it. As children, my sisters and I used to think it was so gross. I'll have to let her know how hip she is now. :) I haven't tried it, but I'm open to trying anything once. To some of the veggie's being a bit harsh and judgmental about this... I get where you're coming from. However, if people are going to eat meat, wouldn't you prefer they leave nothing to waste?
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 6 years
Yeah... My dog eats those bones, so its not really something I'd want on my own dinner plate. Yuck!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I can't even eat regular meat without dry heaving, just looking at that picture is GROSSING me out!
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I used to but I lost the taste for it now that I am older. I don't look down at those who loves it.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Ok, even if it tastes fantastic, I could never wrap my brain around eating something that my dog really likes. It's just psychologically wrong to me.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
sxybtch0280 sxybtch0280 6 years
My dad introduced me to bone marrow as a little girl and I've been hooked ever since! It definitely makes it onto my "last meal" menu!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
Ooooh it's SO GOOD. I just drool at the pic. I miss the soup/stew my mom used to make for me..oh good day..good time. My husband and kid will not touch this so I can never make this at home. My kid is (I think) vegetarian while my husband isn't into 'exotic' stuffs (YAH, he'll consider this 'exotic').
Michele2930390 Michele2930390 6 years
@partysugar I agree. The bone marrow at Alembic is some of the best I've ever had.
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