Tripe and Hominy


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

One of those revealing distinctions between Indian and Anglo worlds is that Anglos call a cow’s stomach lining “tripe,” which has come to mean rubbish or trash, while Indians call the same lining, from the way its folds resemble the pages of a book, “the Indian Bible.” Every part of an animal’s body is treated with the respect due one’s own: since the animal has been good enough to give up his life to sustain man’s, no part is wasted. One of the happy results of this kinship is the second g