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Whole Foods "veal"

snobman | Jul 26, 2012 12:07 PM

I recently purchase 4 packages of veal scallops at my local Whole Foods store. It didn't look like veal as it was a dark red, beef color. It looked more like very lean skirt steak. My recipe was for Veal Marsala. I pounded this meat and sauteed it and made a traditional Marsala. When the meat was cooked it was dark brown (like skirt steak) not the light golden color of veal. What's worse the meat was tough as shoe leather. When I went back and complained to Whole Foods they told me the veal is this way because of the humane way they treat and feed the animals before they're slaughtered. I said anyone ordering veal in a restaurant and got this would send it back. The butcher agreed! It seems like they should put a disclaimer on the package, as the only thing resembling veal about this product was the high price.

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