The Cranky Professor sings the joys of tripe.  I don't have anything against tripe, per se; it's no more disgusting than eating any other part of the cow.  But there's nothing really for it, either.  It has an unpleasant texture, and no flavor that I've ever been able to discern; it's just a vehicle for whatever you cook with it.  It is, to be sure, cheap.  But so are lentils, and they taste like something.

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