Oh. My. My. About six months ago, a new market opened up near us. I thought it was a healthfood store, but never bothered to go in until last weekend. I took husband and the kids there tonight so I could show them all the amazing things this store had for sale. There are a lot of ethnic foods, a huge deli with hot prepared foods from countries like Greece, India, Persia, China, Thailand, as well as Mexican, Italian and your typical American hero/subs. I bought a chicken Tandoori combo for myself, which included saffron rice, nan (a bread) and a vegetable side, for which I chose matar paneer (peas in a savory sauce with cubes of Indian cheese) -- delicious! The produce is amazingly varied -- dandelion greens, quince, okra, jicama, dinosaur plums (they're spotted), passion fruit, etc., as well as the usual things you might find like peaches, plums, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, beets, yada, yada, yada -- and their prices are just unheard of. Fifty-nine cents a pound for the fruit! And it's good! They have a gourmet bakery counter with just about every pastry or confection imaginable -- those prices weren't so cheap, but they sure looked good. But what REALLY got the kids wound up was the butcher counter and meat case. Octopus, oxtails, beef tongue, tripe, beef feet, lamb tongue, lamb feet, lamb trotters, lamb head, and of course all the usual cuts of beef, chicken, turkey, and seafood. There was a separate section for pork that was labeled very clearly, no doubt for those who are not allowed to eat it. And there were animal parts we had no idea were used for human consumpton! Like lamb tripe, lamb brains, and lamb fries. I had to look up the last one (although I suspected what it was, but just had to be sure). I would have no idea how to prepare any of those, let alone if I'd be daring enough to try... Anyone here have any exotic culinary tales to share?