castrato

young mutton

Carne di castrato (or castratu) posted over a butcher's stand has given many opera lovers pause, but don't worry, it's mutton, castrated early, and butchered at 5-12 months old. The Italians say it makes the meat much better. Castrato is especially popular in Trentino-Alto Adige and Emilia-Romagna.

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