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Liver, who's got the liver?

maxnem Mar 12, 2008 11:45 AM

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.

  1. macca Mar 13, 2008 03:14 AM

    I bought some last week at Johnnies Foodmaster.

    1. cassis Mar 12, 2008 04:09 PM

      I bought some today at Crosby's Market in Concord and had it for dinner, mmmm!

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      1. re: cassis
        Cork Mar 12, 2008 06:04 PM

        The Butcherie in Brookline generally has it - probably fresh too .
        Soul food for us folk -

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        dianalily Mar 12, 2008 03:28 PM

        Perhaps the Meat Spot in Watertown?

        1. ScubaSteve Mar 12, 2008 02:50 PM

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

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            adamgendreau Mar 12, 2008 12:30 PM

            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. itaunas Mar 12, 2008 12:22 PM

              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
                djr222 Mar 12, 2008 12:31 PM

                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

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