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Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 pm

While veal parmigiana has historically been less popular than chicken or eggplant parmigiana, I have been noticing in more recent years that many Italian restaurants (especially chain restaurants) are removing it from their menus. In addition to being less popular than its chicken or eggplant counterparts (as well as more expensive), could animal cruelty issues be in play?

I wonder if veal parmigiana could potentially become an endangered dish in the future. Does anyone think so?
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm

I dunno... my favorite Italian restaurant just added more Veal to the menu a couple months back and their Veal Marsala is the best I've had anywhere, Veal Parm is their 3rd most common dish that I see (After their Lasagna and Sunday Sauce both of which also have Veal in them)...
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:02 pm

Veal is the nicest way of dealing with unwanted male calf by product of the dairy industry. If we don’t eat them they are thrown away.
 
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Veal Piccata, I am all in.

Never heard of Chicken (Piccata, Parmigiana or Marsala) until faux Italian restaurant franchises popped up on every street corner.


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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:40 pm

Must suck to be a cow. Carry a calf to term, all you want to do is chill with your offspring, but nope. Life's got other plans.
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:57 pm

N867DA wrote:
Must suck to be a cow. Carry a calf to term, all you want to do is chill with your offspring, but nope. Life's got other plans.


You know, a veal is not a cow. Not even related.
 
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:11 pm

I am willing to bet that the answer is that chicken is just cheaper than veal, so as a result you are less likely to see veal. Add in concerns over animal cruelty over how most veal is raised commercially and there you have it -- though ironically not like industrial scale chicken production is all that great either.
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 pm

aviationaware wrote:

You know, a veal is not a cow. Not even related.


I'm pretty sure Veal is the meat from calves (otherwise known as adolescent cows....)

If I've been wrong about that my whole life, I'm happy to learn something new today.
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:28 pm

2122M wrote:
aviationaware wrote:

You know, a veal is not a cow. Not even related.


I'm pretty sure Veal is the meat from calves (otherwise known as adolescent cows....)

If I've been wrong about that my whole life, I'm happy to learn something new today.


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Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 pm

N867DA wrote:
Must suck to be a cow. Carry a calf to term, all you want to do is chill with your offspring, but nope. Life's got other plans.


I spent a lot of time growing up on a farm that raised cattle, and trust me, you're giving cows credit for vastly more intelligence than they actually possess in real life. Along with chickens, cows are some of God's dumbest creatures. While cows do have some rudimentary instincts for survival and procreation, their capacity for learning anything much beyond where the barn is is nil. In computing terms, cows are all ROM and no RAM.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:32 am

bagoldex wrote:
2122M wrote:
aviationaware wrote:

You know, a veal is not a cow. Not even related.


I'm pretty sure Veal is the meat from calves (otherwise known as adolescent cows....)

If I've been wrong about that my whole life, I'm happy to learn something new today.


Cut him some slack. It's not his fault his parents read him the wrong books growing up.


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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:35 am

aviationaware wrote:
bagoldex wrote:
2122M wrote:

I'm pretty sure Veal is the meat from calves (otherwise known as adolescent cows....)

If I've been wrong about that my whole life, I'm happy to learn something new today.


Cut him some slack. It's not his fault his parents read him the wrong books growing up.


I was tired and read quail. Give me a break.


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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:39 am

And the "Post of the Year" award goes to....

aviationaware wrote:
You know, a veal is not a cow. Not even related.




And the award for "Excuse of the year" goes to....

aviationaware wrote:
I was tired and read quail.




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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 am

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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:50 am

bagoldex wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
bagoldex wrote:

Cut him some slack. It's not his fault his parents read him the wrong books growing up.


I was tired and read quail. Give me a break.


Sure you did, skippy.

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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 am

This thread is as crazy as Animal Farm
N867DA wrote:
Must suck to be a cow.
Shouldn't that be "Must suck to be a calf"? (some of you might have to digest that for a while before you get it)

TSS wrote:
I spent a lot of time growing up on a farm that raised cattle, and trust me, you're giving cows credit for vastly more intelligence than they actually possess in real life. Along with chickens, cows are some of God's dumbest creatures. While cows do have some rudimentary instincts for survival and procreation, their capacity for learning anything much beyond where the barn is is nil. In computing terms, cows are all ROM and no RAM.

So we've had veal, cows, a whole load of bullocks, and even quail.

Now you are introducing a ram into proceedings. :o

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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 am

Veal is on its way out. It can be hard to find even in the grocery store now.
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Magog wrote:
Veal is on its way out. It can be hard to find even in the grocery store now.


Which is ridiculous, not eating veal just means all those bobbly calves are killed and not used for anything. All the males calves born to dairy cows are either kept for veal or slaughtered and buried in landfill, if you don't eat them its a huge waste.
 
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm

Magog wrote:
Veal is on its way out. It can be hard to find even in the grocery store now.


Not really, you just need better shops! :wink2:
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm

Do they use Parmigiano Reggiano ?
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 pm

Aesma wrote:
Do they use Parmigiano Reggiano ?

Not necessarily.
Despite the name leading you down that path, it is more common to use mozzarella.

To add further confusion
Parmigiana is a dish in it's own right, mainly featuring eggplant (or aubergine if you must).
This can be topped with Parmesan, or another hard cheese, or alternatively a soft cheese, such as Mozzarella. Or both.
But mostly it's eggplant.

It might be as well to remember that Parmigiano simply means from the region that includes the city of Parma.
In some cases it refers to a cheese that is made specifically (legally) with milk only sourced from that region.
In other cases it refers to a recipe that might feature an "imported" product (chicken, veal, Argentine beef, Scottish Salmon), but cooked in a style that reflects Parma.

But if you ask any two chefs for an answer, you will get two different interpretations. :lol:
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Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Veal is the nicest way of dealing with unwanted male calf by product of the dairy industry. If we don’t eat them they are thrown away.


It also prevents adult cow farts which harm the environment.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:39 pm

DL717 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Veal is the nicest way of dealing with unwanted male calf by product of the dairy industry. If we don’t eat them they are thrown away.


It also prevents adult cow farts which harm the environment.

:lol:

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