definitely dont eat it at a buffet. even a nice one. it just sits there but you have to eat it fresh out of the oven or it might congeal and then become like jello which IS disgusting. it is best when roasted at like 450 degrees and then spread on toast with various garnishes like salt, garlic, chopped red onion, chopped parsley or in the case of mozza--celery leaf micro greens. i never ate it this way as a child since it isnt common where my mom grew up. instead, it is used in soups and even there it is best when it is fresh out of a boiling pot. my husband used to eat it as a kid and introduced me to it. not sure if it's from his british dad or french mom though. i didnt really see it served in restaurants until recently so i dont think (not sure if) its common in america. (sorry for inconsistent usage of apostrophes... my kid spilled water on my keyboard. :( ).
Yeah, her description of it tasting like beef flavored jello made me decide to pass.