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10 exotic dishes that might make you queasy

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2011, 12:09 p.m.
sheep heads on plate with potatoes

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Pacha, also known as boiled sheep’s head, is a traditional dish common in Iraq and parts of Egypt. It is served with bread that is soaked in a broth, or a side of turshi, a mixture of pickled vegetables. And while the cheek and tongue are considered the best morsels, most people do not eat the eyeballs. It is usually cooked in a broth including the sheep’s stomach and feet.