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Mar 12, 2008 11:45 AM

Liver, who's got the liver?

I want to cook some calve's liver but can't find any for sale. Have tried Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, Shaws and John Dewar. I want fresh, has anyone got any suggestions? thanks.

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    1. Last time I was in McKinnon's in Davis square they had calves liver (they usually have beef and "baby beef" liver, but the calves is different, the beef is occasionally frozen). I also saw veal liver recently, I think at DeMoula's (which also usually has "baby beef"). McKinnon's you can definitely call and ask, DeMoula's probably involves a stop there.

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      1. re: itaunas

        I was in Mckinnons in Salem NH yesterday they had tons of it and it was on sale at a great price to , so maybee there other stores have it to.

        I love it when I fry some backon and onion, they coat the liver in lots of black pepper , then cook it in the bacon fat with some butter added and finish it with chopped sage

      2. Calves liver you buy in ANY retail outlet is guarenteed to be either frozen or once-frozen. 99.9% of fresh beef or calf liver goes to restaurants or stays in the slaughterhouses to be sold back as industry feed.
        Don't buy it at the grocery stores as it's almost always steer liver cut to the size of a calf's liver.
        You can call John Dewar in Wellseley and they can special order it for you. Shouldn't take more than a day to come in.
        All this talk of liver is making me HUNGRY

        1. all my local MarketBaskets (MerrValley) carry fresh calves liver on a regular basis.

          1. Perhaps the Meat Spot in Watertown?