Miscellaneous Quiz / Interestingly Named Foods according to Merriam-Webster

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sOffal; thymus or pancreas of some young animal, usually a calf.
RThese oval delicacies are the testicles of any of various animals –
sheep, bull calf, mountain goat – found in the Rockies.
BIt's really a split sponge cake filled with custard and topped with chocolate glaze, but it is not a pie (it originated at Boston's Parker House, and nobody really knows how it got its name.)
tThe stomach lining of a ruminant, like an ox or sheep;
the fact that the word has developed a second meaning as 'something poor, worthless, or offensive' might tell us something ... although some cultures make it a delicacy.
hA jellied and compressed loaf made from the head, feet, and often heart and tongue of a pig.
cA fizzy concoction of sparkling burgundy and champagne
(a serious wine lover would probably prefer beer); the drink had its heyday
in the 1970s, and the name comes from a translation of the German Kalte Ente.
lWith apologies to Hannibal Lecter, these are merely slender sponge cakes; because these biscuits are dry, they're best soaked in something; that's how they're used in tiramisu – and also how they're used in this 1820 poem by John Keats: 'Fetch me that Ottoman, and prithee keep / Your voice low,' said the Emperor, 'and steep / Some ____'s ____ nice in Candy wine'.
aNeither soused spouses nor barmaids, these are members of the herring family
(the origins of this odd name have been lost to history.)
SWith an odd name that is probably a dig by the English against their northern neighbors,
this dish is actually buttered toast spread with anchovy paste and scrambled egg;
it is totally berift of the game bird contained in its name.
WMelted cheese poured over toast or crackers; the name may have originated among the English as a dig against their neighbors, who were considered too poor to eat rabbit.
bThe ‘Caviar of the East’ this soup is made from the nests of swifts; swiftlets make their nest out of saliva. The nests can only be harvested 3 times a year, leading to a cost of $30-$100 per bowl.
pThis can only be served in licensed restaurants, prepared by trained chefs. Containing poison 1250 times stronger than cyanide, if ill-prepared it can lead to death; there is no known cure.
eThis was a favorite food among wealthy Romans, and Caesar's troops introduced them into France; crawling at 7 cm per minute, and carrying their house on their back, they never would have made it there on their own!

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