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Bargain Meat?

T-D. | Jul 22, 2003 04:25 PM

Greetings Chow Hounds:

My boyfriend is Cuban, and he LOVES lots of beef and pork. In the last two years that I have been with this man, I have eaten more meat than in my entire life before meeting him. The problem is that he likes shopping at Latino markets for meat. I shop at Latino markets for certain types of produce and other items that may be difficult to find at regular super markets, but I was born in the USA and I find that most produce from Latino markets does not last long; and the cuts of meat my boyfriend buys are tough (like Palomilla). Also, in all honesty, I am a bit wary of the meat at most of the Latino markets I have visited in Los Angeles.

Can someone help me with two questions: 1) What are the Spanish names for some of the better cuts of beef, like filet, tenderloin and prime rib? 2) Do you Chow Hounds have any good sources for better cuts of meat that are less expensive than the supermarkets?

Any information you are willing to share will be much appreciated.

T-D.

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