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Street Food – Lampredotto

Lampredotto is a Florentine street food you will find being served in many of the food carts around Florence, Italy. Generally, you will not find traditional food carts in Italy. Now…. you might ask… “What is Lampredotto?”

First of all, let me begin to tell you that Lampredotto is the fourth stomach (the abomasum) and final stomach of a cow. It is boiled in a broth of herbs and spices along with tomatoes. Once cooked, it is cut into strips and served on a bun called ” semelle” and topped with salsa verde and spicy extra virgin olive oil.

Street Food - Lampredotto

Originally, Lampredotto was considered a poor mans sandwich. It dates back to the 15th century and by the 19th century, it was sold by wooden pushcarts. But today, Lampredotto is sold all over Florence, Italy. Gary said it was just “okay” but having it once was probably enough!

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    August 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Lovely post! Now when I go to Italy I will have to try a Lampredotto.

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    Jessica French
    August 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful, clean website layout! Lovely illustrated blog posts 🙂 Really interesting and informative read too!

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    Aleksandr Popkov
    August 25, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I love street food! The one you show makes me wanna go out more!

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    August 26, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Interesting! If it tastes anything like tripe I won’t be trying it! Thanks for the info.

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      September 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I’m with you, Rachel! Not for me either!!

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    Nancy Petralia
    August 26, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Another form of tripe. Since I don’t care for that I can’t say I’d want to have it. Interesting, though, that these sandwich carts offer it. Thanks for posting about it.

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    August 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I would love to have some of that! Looks amazing and I love the insides!

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      September 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Gary thought it was “okay” and he eats everything! Thanks for commenting!!

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    Jenn -- The Solivagant Soul
    August 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I am sorry but I am pretty picky when talking about eating organs… I like them as far away from me as possible. It is curious though that it is such a popular meal!

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      August 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

      I completely agree with you Jenn! Our curiosity was due to the street cart directly out our apartment window and always packed with people; sometimes three rows deep! It was/is popular due to the fact it’s a cheep meal. I’d rather save up for a pizza!!

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      September 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      I completely agree. I wasn’t having anything to do with trying this one!

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