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veal bones in Toronto?

andy andersen Jan 18, 2009 09:45 AM

I'm wanting to make my own demi-glace, for which I need 10 pounds of veal bones. I went to the big butcher in Kensington and they couldn't provide. Any suggestions appreciated!

  1. sloweater Jan 18, 2009 03:55 PM

    Whitehouse Meats at the SLM usually has bones on Thursday. If you call ahead, they'll hold them for you.

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      Abbeshay Jan 18, 2009 02:43 PM

      I have bought chicken backs for making stock at Whole Foods Market in Yorkville and I have seen turkey backs, wings and necks in their counter as well, obviously due to the Holiday demand. I'm sure they would be happy to come up with some veal bones for your demi-glace if you ask.

      1. TorontoJo Jan 18, 2009 11:24 AM

        Nortown sells cut up veal bones in their freezer. You could probably ask for non-frozen ones as well.

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          Tatai Jan 18, 2009 10:49 AM

          Try Lady York on Dufferin. They sell numerous cuts of veal and would likely be able to provide you with what you need. (I'm quite sure it's cut in-house.)

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            frito Jan 18, 2009 10:24 AM

            Grace Meat Market, corner of College and Grace. They break down their own animals and always seem to have a lot on hand. Call ahead to make sure. I bought five pounds a couple of weeks ago for a stock.

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              jayt90 Jan 18, 2009 10:33 AM

              There are no busy veal butchers near my location, so I adapted beef marrow bones plus a pig's foot, from Soon Lee. The cost for 10 lb and one foot is $3, and I made a fine brown stock, reduced to demi.

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