Jun 282013


You have to love the chops.

Pierre Paul Broca born this day in 1824 was a French physician, surgeon, anatomist, and anthropologist. He was born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde. He is best known for his research on Broca’s area, a region of the frontal lobe that has been named after him. Broca’s Area is responsible for articulated language. His work revealed that the brains of patients suffering from aphasia contained lesions in a particular part of the cortex, in the left frontal region. This was the first anatomical proof of the localization of brain function. Broca’s work also contributed to the development of physical anthropology, advancing the science of anthropometry.

I would like to include a recipe for brains. We eat them here in Argentina and I have fond memories of my father’s ravioli – not so much my mother’s brains on toast at tea time. Anyway . . . make a filling with minced pork and lamb’s brains plus some spinach. A little bit of sage and nutmeg makes a tasty addition.

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