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caldume

chopped innards cooked in hot broth

Known as quarume or quarumi in Sicilian, caldume is a popular street food in Palermo and Catania. Veal tripe, centopelli, and other innards are chopped finely and boiled in a quarara with onions, celery, carrots and parsley, and served hot with olive oil and lemon.

The names of the innards in Sicilian are recherché even for this app: u’ zzinieru (the duodenum), l’uòibba (the final bit of the duodenum), u vurieddu ri cura e u cularinu (rectum and anus), u centupieddi (centopelli), u quagghiaru (the sweet fat bit of the stomach) and u vacciminu, the fatty bit under the stomach.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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