Yes folks, this is in fact not the perfect Valentine’s Day message for everyone, but let’s face it, hearts can be delicious -- and I’m not talking about cupcakes and chocolates here folks. I’m talking about the beating heart!

Now you might think I’m crazy, but I love eating hearts. From chicken to beef, heart meat is an integral part of many regional cuisines, and an oft-neglected protein on our own shores. That can probably be attributed to our tendency towards squeamishness. It seems that many people like meat, as long as they don’t know what it is and can’t tell from looking at it! Perhaps the texture is also responsible for some of this tendency, though it shouldn’t surprise that the most used muscle in the body can be, well, a little muscular.

So, what is it about heart meat that’s appealing, and how to use it?