chicken heart

What’s the deal with chicken hearts?

It’s funny the prejudice with food around cultures, let’s take chicken hearts for instance. I lived many years in South America where chicken hearts are part of their traditional day-to-day meal and a must-have for the unique brazilian barbecue. 

I personally think it’s very tasty, not to mention healthy. My favorite chicken heart recipe is a chicken heart bbq, just season and grill. Crunchy ! (If you’d like to give it a try!)

But the reality is that now I live in Australia and according to australian culture chicken hearts are DOG FOOD. And they eat it raw. Argh!

Now can you imagine how hard it is to go to the grocery store and ask for chicken hearts (once they are really hard to find) and the store staff give you that judgmental look ‘your dog could eat dog food this week, hey?’ (In Australia chicken heart is part of a natural dog diet.)

The funniest part is telling an australian that the chicken hearts aren’t for me!
Well, I am sorry that this delicious and very nutritive meat isn’t appreciated worldwide, I think people should at least try it. 

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  1. LindaTerry

    I love chicken hearts and gizzards!! And I live in the USA.

  2. LindaTerry

    I love chicken hearts and gizzards!! And I live in the USA.

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