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Offally Pretty 2: Lampredotto and Trippa Carts


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The biggest bummer about wandering the markets while travelling is not having a kitchen to cook the enticing ingredients in.  My eyes sparkled when I saw the lovely innards displayed proudly throughout Mercato Centrale in Florence, as previously featured in Offally Pretty 1.

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Fortunately, the delicious offal was bubbling away only a short stroll from the market.  Lampredottai (Lampredotto vendors) scatter throughout the small city.  They dish out cow stomach cooked in tomato and onions out of steamy cauldrons from stall-carts.  Paired with some crusty bread to sop up the meaty juices, there’s nothing better.

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Another variety is slow-cooked tripe (Trippa) or cow stomach chopped upon request, then topped with a vibrantly green salsa

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Or enjoy Lampredotto in a sandwich on the go.  Cold beer and wine by the cup is conveniently served alongside this heartwarming street delicacy.

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My favourite cart is located in Piazza del Mercato Nuovo beside the boar statue.

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