"what sweetbreads tasted like."
Lamb sweetbreads served with gnocci
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Sweetbreads aren't as sweet as they sound.It is in fact the culinary name for several edible glands, usually from a calf or lamb (although pork sweetbreads are also eaten).

Traditionally, sweetbreads refers to the thymus (throat sweetbreads) or the pancreas (heart or stomach sweetbreads). However, other glands have been served as sweetbreads including the testicles.