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View Poll Results: Poll: Are You a Liver Lover?
I'm under 45, and I hate liver. 23 16.31%
I'm under 45 and can take it or leave liver. 11 7.80%
I'm under 45, and I'm a liver lover. 12 8.51%
I'm over 45, and I hate liver. 39 27.66%
I'm over 45 and can take it or leave liver. 10 7.09%
I'm over 45, and I'm a liver lover. 46 32.62%
Voters: 141. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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age 54 here and while there is not much I won't eat, I hate, loathe and despise ANY liver from ANY animal.... my mom cooked calve's liver and onions when we were children, and while I LOVED the gravy that she made for it.... the liver itself.... blech!! it has to do with the texture more than anything.....

LOVE chicken gizzards and hearts, though......
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I agree with many here...I absolutely enjoyed cooking AND eating liver and onions. Back when we were growing up it was a weekly treat for our family. My mom knew exactly and perfectly how to make liver and (a mountain of) onions to go along with it, with mashed potatoes and her special au jus. As much as I did enjoy it (once every couple of months when my children were young) I can't say when the last time it was that I cooked or ate liver and onions.

As Naturen has said..."liver is a major organ responsible for detoxifying the body...domesticated animals that are used for food these days have a much greater toxicity load than say 70 years ago."

So, there are other iron rich foods that I enjoy instead.

Oddly enough though, the last few weeks or so I have been saying to myself that I need to go out to a nice Greek family style restaurant around here and have a taste and see if I still like it at all. Yeah, it's been that long.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...As Naturen has said..."liver is a major organ responsible for detoxifying the body...domesticated animals that are used for food these days have a much greater toxicity load than say 70 years ago."...
The liver doesn't store the toxins - it processes the toxins. If a cow's liver contains toxins so will the meat from that animal.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm under 45, and while I like some types of liver, I am unsure if I like all types of liver.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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Haven't had liver and onions in a long time, but I like the combination. My favorite chicken piece is the gizzard, not the liver. I also like beef tongue and other organ meat. Can't stand brains, though. Some kidneys are in one piece, while others are in segments. I like both, but don't know which is which. Haven't had either for a long time. I haven't cooked a beef tongue in years. Hate looking at it when it's first done and has to be peeled. I shut my eyes and peel it without looking at it, then cut it into smaller pieces. Salt a slice on crackers. Yum. I need to find one to cook. Tripe is also good, but that was a long time ago, also. Many many years ago after buying a container of frozen "chittlin's," dumping them into a pot to boil, I discovered they must be thoroughly cleaned before cooking. They were quickly dumped and I never tried that again.

My dad wasn't interested in the above type foods, but sometimes mother cooked it for herself and me and prepared other food for my dad and brothers.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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The liver doesn't store the toxins - it processes the toxins. If a cow's liver contains toxins so will the meat from that animal.
Yeah, I know it's a common misperception that toxins are stored in the liver but people who claim they'd never eat liver because of it will happily chow down on that perfectly fat (where toxins do accumulate) marbled steak, consuming far more toxins than would be in the liver.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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I love liver and onions. My mom used to make it and i would eat any portions left over or shunned by siblings.

I am not squeamish about food or texture. When i was very young, my Grandpa would eat raw beef tongue, and i would be right there with him. I also love gizzards, and kidney with gravy has long been a staple amongst my people.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I think liver is a cultural thing. One of the reasons why most Jewish kosher meat shops and delis offer chopped liver, and why it's popular. I really love chopped liver on pumpernickel which is also the only way I like pumpernickel bread - with chopped liver on it. I also favor the way my mom had us make it (it was a joint project with my sister and me), with boiled egg. It is also the only way I'll eat boiled egg - if it's mixed in with the chopped liver.

I've had liver and onions, didn't really care for it but it wasn't offensive to my taste buds either. Never had liver and bacon but I'd probably just end up eating the bacon.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I'm in my 30s.. still remember when I first tried liver (had to have been more more than 2-3 at the time).. loved it back then, still love it now!
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Well, so far it looks like younger people don't eat much liver, and about 50% of the older crowd like it...kind of what I thought the case might be.
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