Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Umm…I just ate a bull’s testicle!

Well, living in Southern Spain I guess it was only a matter
of time before it happened.  I ate a bull’s testicle – well to be
completely accurate, half a testicle.

Actually it was half bad!  Well, in fact once I
discovered what I had just tucked into, I have to say, I did actually loose my
appetite for a moment, as I processed the magnitude of what had happened.  Maybe that’s the way forward for a diet – just buy offal, and
watch the weight fall off!

It happened in a little venta in San Pedro.  I was
having lunch with a friend and I suggested that since he knew the place, he
should order.  The first plate was an appetising mix of cold tapas.  So
I tucked in whilst we were chatting.  There was seafood salad, spanish
omelette – all sorts of things, and so I just gobbled up a good mouthful of testicle
without much thought. It was as I turned the rest of it over
to see he dark veins on the outside that I decided to skip the tapas!
I found a joke on the web today about this very

A tourist
is in
Spain, and goes to a fancy restaurant for dinner. As
he looks around, he notices a diner being served a beautifully garnished dish
with two gigantic meatballs in the middle. When the waiter asks him for his
order, the man asks him about the meatball dish. The waiter explains that the
meatballs are bull’s testicles, and when the bull loses the bullfight, the bull
is brought to the restaurant, and this beautiful dish is made.
The diner tells the waiter that he wants the bulls testicles for dinner, but
the waiter tells him that only one bull a day is brought to the restaurant, but
he can have it tommorrow. The diner agrees. The next day the diner goes to the
restaurant, and orders the testicle dish. When his food is brought out, he
notices that the meatballs are extremely small. He mentions this to the waiter,
and the waiter replies, ”Well sir you have to understand, sometimes the bull

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