menudo

Pronunciation: [meh-NOO-doh; meh-NOO-thoh]

A hearty, spicy soup made with tripe, calf's feet, green hominy and seasonings. It's usually garnished with lime wedges, bowls of chopped chiles and onion and served with hot tortillas. Menudo has long been touted as a hangover cure and is particularly popular in Mexico on New Year's morning.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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