Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happy World Tripe Day

Celebrating World Tripe Day 2017.

There's plenty of tripe at the market in Leeds

Today is World Tripe Day - an opportunity for tripe lovers to celebrate their love of tripe.

There's plenty of tripe at the market in Leeds
There's plenty of tripe at the market in Leeds 

Check out the Tripe Marketing Board's blog for some top tips for celebrating World Tripe Day.

Ever since I first spotted tripe on a butcher's stall at Wigan Market in 2012 I've been following the Tripe Marketing Board with interest. Although not enough interest to have actually eaten tripe. I'm fairly certain that cow's stomach is something of an acquired taste.

Tripe spotted in Stockport
Tripe spotted in Stockport

Otherwise known as Chitterlings
I'm all for truth in advertising, but blimey!

The Tripe Marketing Board is dedicated to educating the public about eating tripe as part of a healthy, balanced diet and was formed as an industry-wide response to the continuing post-war decline in tripe sales in the UK. This was due to the ending of rationing, increasing affluence and a widespread perception that it is not fit for human consumption.

The Tripe Marketing Board tell me that up until the 1960s you could find hundreds of tripe shops throughout Lancashire, with many of the shops run by United Cattle Products (UCP) and offering nose-to-tail food at the attached cafes and restaurants. The country's last remaining Tripe Shop is in Stalybridge. I'll have to go there when I eventually get round to travelling on the once a week Parliamentary one-way rail service from Stockport to Stalybridge.

Visit the Tripe Marketing Board website for more information about tripe. You can also use Tripe Adviser to locate sellers of the delicacy.

Tripe Marketing Board website
Tripe Marketing Board on Twitter
Tripe Marketing Board on Facebook

Related blog posts:
- Tripe
- Tripe in Stockport
There's truth in advertising and then there's this!

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