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Bone marrow

The soft substance found inside the bones of animals. These are a delicacy, particularly the shin bones from calves and beef.

The bones are cut across their length and then gently poached in water (or light beef stock) until it loosens, it can then be scooped out with a spoon. Queen Victoria reputedly ate bone marrow on toast every day for tea.

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