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Old 06-08-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Is it true that veal is made of baby lambs who weren't allowed to sit down?

Just wondering, thats what my friend said.

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Old 06-08-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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I think it's worse than that.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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VEAL is baby COWS, and some of them are'nt allowed to stand, they keep them immobile(cradled), as to not build tendonous mass and keep the muscle tender. In addition to that, they can be milk feed(some say forcebly, but they suck it up), and raised on alternate grains, all in an attempt to produce the choicest, most tender, yummy veal.

Not the most humane, but I personally like it from time to time.
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Just wondering, thats what my friend said.
Hmm, I guessing you could have googled that one and figured it out.
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VEAL is baby COWS, and some of them are'nt allowed to stand, they keep them immobile(cradled), as to not build tendonous mass and keep the muscle tender. In addition to that, they can be milk feed(some say forcebly, but they suck it up), and raised on alternate grains, all in an attempt to produce the choicest, most tender, yummy veal.

Not the most humane, but I personally like it from time to time.
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Hmm. Now I want to try veal.
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Hmm, I guessing you could have googled that one and figured it out.
Well, yeah, but then I wouldn't get the expirience of conversation, right?
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Veal is wonderful Banana. Go and try some.
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Veal is generally tender even if is grown naturally. It's a young cow, not a big bull. Meat is light rose, not red as for beef, but has jus some less taste. It's very nice used in preparations for children or in pizzaiola, or involtini (roll-ups).
The italian "scaloppine" are slices of veal.
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:58 AM   #9
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Veal is the meat from the calf.

He is a link (I hope I do this right) that might be helpful:

http://www.epicurious.com/cooking/ho.../entry?id=5065

Seemed to work, amazing, am not the most computer literate person.

There are many who object to the manner in which many are raised for veal.

There are many others who love the stuff.

It is up to you.

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Old 06-09-2006, 07:13 AM   #10
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Veal is the meat from a cow under the age of 6 months. They aren't always mistreated, and may still be suckling from their mothers, or 'weaners' - just weaned - this makes their meat whiter and more tender. They are just younger than other meat cattle, that's all. In much the same way as 'lamb' is younger than 'mutton', or 'chicken' is younger than 'hen'.
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