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One classic preparation, cervello alla fiorentina, uses veal or beef brains, cooked for a few minutes in boiling water, then sliced, battered and fried in olive oil. The Romans like to dip them in batter and fry them (cervelletto fritto alla romana).

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Fabiana