Shepherd's pies with bulls testicles and sweetbreads; Photo - New York TimesGothamist's favorite rebel chef, Anthony Bourdain, writes for the New York Times about his love of offal . He eats at the restaurant of the Heathman Hotel. Bourdain swoons under Chef Philippe Boulot's preparation of rabbit kidneys, veal kidneys, bulls' testicles and cockscombs. Well, maybe not the bulls' testicles.

Some tips about buying offal and cooking offal.

Stuff that Gothamist has eaten that seems weird, but not as weird as offal (no, no civet cat):
- Beef tendon (not that weird, really)
- Bird's nest
- Turtle or tortoise shell