Tongue. It's what's for dinner.

Jessie Adler, photo editor at Fast Company (the most interesting and well edited business magazine on news stands) asked me to fly to Wichita this week. I shot three young executives and chef in the test kitchen of a international food company. The story is about the business of food and those cuts of meat most Western diets pinch their noses to.

Seven beef tongues await their 15 minutes of fame.

Like tripe and menudo, beef tongue is one of those cow parts popularly sold in smaller Hispanic markets in cities like Dallas, Phoenix and Chicago. In addition to tasty tongue tacos, I sampled amazing Mexican horchata with lime and a specialty item the chef picked up on a research trip to L.A.. Though I don't think toasted grasshopper will make it into the local Safeway store soon.