Shrimp, fish, pigs, etc…does having them served to you with the head intact pose a problem for you or your SO?
I found a source for great, fresh, head-on shrimp really cheap (H-Mart) and the wife has issues with eating something that is looking back at her. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I tried explaining that the head is where they store their delicious fat, but to no avail.
I’ve heard this before from people, but not in a while and I would like to think that it is less of an issue than it used to be.
I would not want a cow head on my plate when eating steak. No reason to have anything I find unappetizing on my plate, come to think of it. But if you find it a treat to have a head and eyeballs looking at you, have at it.
“The best part of the lamb, to an Albanian, is the head. Called kokë qengji, lamb’s head is what’s served to the guest of honor, or to the most important man at the table. Here, spit roasted alongside golden chickens, the heads spin over charcoal. They are the whole thing, save the ears - eyes, cheek, tongue, teeth, nose, gums, brains and skull. Pinched, drawn out faces and snaggly underbites, wide-set eyes, streamlined noses - they look, in this state, like something aquatic rather than citizens of the pasture.”
I like the head on for most anything that’s feasible. Both of my teen children have been eating this way since they were little so no problem there. No problem for my wife either. I haven’t eaten a cows head yet, but there is a country butcher here that sells them either whole or split. Pretty cheap too. I’ve eaten various parts but I need to give a whole one a try.