Tripes à la Mode de Caen

Preparation info

  • 4

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Tripe is the generic term for the stomachs of ruminants, i.e., cud-chewing animals (cows, sheep, camels, llamas). I say stomachs because all ruminants have several, a chain of digestive chambers with different specialized roles to play in the processing of grass and other cellulose rich pasturage. The cow has four stomachs, in order of use: the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the abomasum. After the cow chews the grass with her thirty-two teeth and reduces it to a mass or cud, she swa