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Oxtails..spinal column...mad cow?


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Oxtails..spinal column...mad cow?

Miriam | Dec 30, 2003 08:06 PM

I love oxtails and eat them frequently (mostly Caribbean take out, but sometimes I make my own, and there is a fabulous-sounding recipe in Paula Wolfert's new slow foods book that I was going to try this weekend...). I've not been very het up by the mad-cow scare--it had to happen sooner or later, yes, I might start grinding more beef myself, etc. (though I have to say that the explicit descriptions of slaughter and processing make me more anxious than ever to get all of my meat from humane-raisers...) But wondering--is the tail of the ox a continuation of the spinal cord, and hence a no-no in the mad-cow universe?

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