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Uncommon Meat

nhb2009 | Apr 13, 2009 07:22 PM

I am fairly ambitious for a home cook. Or at least, I'd like to think so. Particularly so when it comes to cooking meat.

But for me there's a lot of pent up desire because I simply don't where to source a bunch of things. Right now, I've got a hankering to give rabbit a try. But really, I am curious to try mostly anything that's a little more unusual but still quite common in high-end restaurants. Here I am thinking of wooly pigs (Berkshire, et.al), veal sweetbreads, suckling pigs, duck, duck, goose, veal chops, &c &c. (I am an unapologetic omnivore.)

Perhaps, I should restate. I do know where to source a lot of this stuff. But every time I look at the list of D'Artagnan, I get excited and also poorer. And shouldn't it be possible to get some of this stuff fresh? There must be a meatmarket that does this kind of thing somewhere in LA, right? Where do the restauants

Having recently made a successful trip to El Monte in search of cheese and downtown on a weekday morning in search of the freshest fish, I am suddenly full of hope.

I live in Los Feliz. But I figure that knowing about these places makes stopping by when you are in the neighborhood possible. Does anyone care to add to my list:

1. El Monte- the place for cheese! Burrata, fresh mozza, smoked mozza, ricotta, and mascarpone. The ricotta is $6 for 3 lbs. What a deal!
2. Downtown LA - fresh fish on Sanford Street. The fresh fish goes quickly and arrives at an unGodly hour.

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