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... but liver is a bit hard to wrap my brain around. Maybe I'll snag a bit before I make stew. I'll admit, I'm nervous- lol.
You can get parasites in it. It's happened to the odd holidaymaker offered raw liver in the Middle East after attending a tribal slaughter as a spectacle and accepting some. I tend to eat some liver every week or two, but I confess I've never had it raw.
AFAICT, liver seems often to have been eaten raw by tribespeople, even though they might usually have cooked other cuts. Some still do that - the Tuvans in Siberia, for example, as Bear Grylls demonstrates here:
FWIW, I'd sooner chance that of a wild Siberian yak than that of a Middle Eastern goat. But according to Nourishing Traditions the U.S. food safety people say that if you freeze raw liver for 14 days, that's enough to kill any parasites.
I think the liver concentrates you get are raw - what bodybuilders use, and what that damn fool Shaw had to eat when recovering from deficiency-disease caused by vegetarianism. Always on the foolish or wrong side of every question of the day Shaw - although his music criticism is apparently of a very high quality, most of the rest of his writings is worth the dust it's now gathering.