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January 27, 2010
  Tokyo-style beef sukiyaki Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Broiled tofu and itokonnyaku noodles are available at Japanese markets. Sliced rib-eye is generally available at Japanese and Korean markets; you could also ask your butcher to slice it. To slice the meat yourself, freeze it until it is partially hardened (2 to 3 hours), then slice very thinly against the grain with a very sharp knife. 1 tablespoon ( 1/2 ounce)
April 22, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a two-day summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, their aides have been pulling all-nighters in the hope of reaching a compromise on tariffs for beef and, to a lesser extent, pork and dairy products. The proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is seen as the centerpiece of Obama's promised re-balance in foreign policy priorities to fast-growing Asia-Pacific.
February 16, 2012
Total time: 3 hours Servings: 4 to 6 1 1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into large chunks Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, coarsely chopped, plus ½ cup minced onion, divided 1/4 cup brandy 6 cups water 3 large beef bones (any kind will do) 2 to 3 beef bouillon cubes 3 carrots, cut in rounds 2 chayote squashes, peeled, seeded and cut into large pieces 3 zucchini, washed and cut into large pieces 4 ears of corn (fresh or frozen)
April 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin approached the media for his session Friday and smiled as he prepared to answer questions about the first-round playoff series between his Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. Then Griffin's eyes grew wide when the Clippers All-Star power forward was asked if there were any lingering problems between him and Warriors center Jermaine O'Neal. Griffin assured everyone he had no issues with O'Neal. The question was asked because Griffin and O'Neal had a confrontation in the hallway outside the Clippers' locker room the last time the two teams played at Staples Center on March 12. The two exchanged words after O'Neal approached a surprised Griffin, but nothing happened.
September 16, 2009
  Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes plus 2 to 2 1/2 hours cooking time for the spinach. Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from Got Kosher? Provisions. The original recipe includes osbana, a homemade sausage, in place of the kosher smoked andouille. 3 pounds fresh spinach leaves 3 cups olive oil 2 quarts water 1/2 pound navy beans, large if possible, preferably soaked overnight 2 large onions, finely diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 6 fresh mint leaves, or 3 teaspoons dried mint 1 stick cinnamon, or 1/8 teaspoon ground 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 calf's foot, optional 1 pound boneless beef shank, cut into 3- to 4-ounce pieces, or beef cheeks (use 3- to 5- ounce cheeks, depending on your preference)
October 21, 2013 | By David Pierson
The Foster Farms salmonella outbreak this month has underscored the importance of cooking and handling poultry properly. Now attention is turning to beef because of a little-known practice called mechanical tenderization. To soften a cheaper grade of beef, producers machine-puncture meat with a row of needles or blades that break up tough muscle fibers. The punctures are too small to recognize with the naked eye. While the process can tenderize the toughest cuts, it raises the risk of food-borne illness because it can potentially deliver bacteria deep into the center of the beef where it's harder to cook off. Since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported five outbreaks of potentially fatal E. coli 0157:57 due to mechanically tenderized beef.
February 18, 2008 | By Victoria Kim and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the largest beef recall in its history Sunday, calling for the destruction of 143 million pounds of raw and frozen beef produced by a Chino slaughterhouse that has been accused of inhumane practices. However, the USDA said the vast majority of the meat involved in the recall -- including 37 million pounds that went mostly to schools -- probably has been eaten already. Officials emphasized that danger to consumers was minimal. The recall applies to beef slaughtered at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. since Feb. 1, 2006.
January 3, 1989
By putting retaliatory tariffs on Common Market food imports, the Reagan Administration has called to public attention the fact that all American beef animals are treated with hormones (Part I, Dec. 28). Since these growth hormones are so dangerous for Olympic and teen-age athletes, my family doesn't want to ingest any of them--even second hand. We already know from reading The Times that the pollution in Santa Monica Bay has contaminated the fish and that much poultry contains poisonous salmonella.
March 17, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
This week's Culinary SOS request comes from Lynne Mitchell in La Cañada-Flintridge: "I love the delicious short ribs served at Kendall's Brasserie , the Music Center restaurant run by Patina. The ribs are so flavorful, meaty and tender. Please, please try to get Patina to share the recipe. " This dish may take a bit of time, but patience yields the most tender, buttery rich ribs. Kendall's Brasserie was happy to share its recipe, which we've adapted below. I loved them so much, I think I'll be making them again this weekend.
January 28, 2013 | By Shan Li
Japan is loosening regulations on beef imports from the U.S. that had been in place for about a decade due to worries over mad cow disease. Once the biggest buyer of U.S. beef, Japan has agreed to allow imports of cows up to 30 months old, according to the Associated Press. Previously only meat from cows up to 20 months of age were allowed into the country. Lighter restrictions will be a boon for American meat exporters who had lost market share after Japan laid down safeguards following an outbreak of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, in 2003.
April 11, 2014
Re "Beef goes high steaks," April 9 In order to appreciate the article on the price of beef, it helps to know math and statistics. As a mathematics professor at Cal State Long Beach, perhaps I can help. The price of beef rose from $4.91 to $5.28 in one year. That's an increase of about 7.5%. Since Feb. 8, gasoline prices in Los Angeles have risen from an average of $3.58 a gallon to $4.14, a 15.6% increase in a much shorter period of time, and gasoline is a larger fraction of most people's budget than beef.
April 11, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Culling my bookshelves recently, I came across my much-thumbed copy of "Unmentionable Cuisine" and remembered the dinners, years ago, that Bonnie Hughes of the late Augusta's Restaurant in Berkeley organized with author Calvin W. Schwabe. The menus read something like this: deep-fried turkey testicles with Parmesan, baked lamb eyes with truffles and shiitake, veal brains in coconut cream, intestine dumplings, and fried crickets and peanuts - and that's just for appetizers. Main dishes included red-cooked duck tongues, whole stuffed frog, grilled guinea pig, and grilled rattlesnake marinated in whiskey, ginger and soy. The dinners had the thrill of the illicit, and everyone had a merry time.
April 8, 2014 | By David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu
Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. "We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago.
March 10, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Ask a runner what sets the Boston Marathon apart, and he or she will tell you it's a people's race. You run with a herd through a series of towns around Boston and finish downtown to the cheers of a jubilant mob. But now, a year after two bombs killed three people and wounded scores more near the finish line on Boylston Street, one of the world's most famous marathons has become a 26.2-mile public-safety puzzle for officials hoping to prevent...
March 5, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold meat that came from cows with cancer, according to documents obtained by The Times.  In a Jan. 14 suspension letter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said that an investigation of Rancho Feeding Corp. showed the company sold cattle "likely affected with epithelioma of the eye. "  Regulators said they found two cattle heads that had made it to market intact and with "skin still attached, and had no incisions for the four pair of lymph nodes on the head, which normally are incised for inspection.
March 5, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Rancho Feeding Corp., the Bay Area slaughterhouse that recalled nearly 9 million pounds of beef products last month, sold some meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Meat processed by Rancho Feeding was sold to thousands of retail stores, including Kroger, Food 4 Less and Wal-Mart as well as smaller meat markets that cater to Latino customers. The Rancho Feeding recall has also led to a voluntary recall by Nestle of its Philly Steak and Cheese flavored Hot Pockets after it discovered a supplier had bought meat from Rancho Feeding.
February 11, 2010
  Lao Yi's boiled beef and leek dumpling filling Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: Makes enough filling for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings Note: Recipe adapted from Wang Ming Jun. Ground pork may be substituted for the beef in this recipe. Fatty ground meat makes for juicier dumplings. Chinese rice wine is available at Chinese and most Asian markets. 6 ounces fatty ground beef (about 20% fat) 2 1/4 teaspoons soy sauce 4 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 3/8 teaspoon sugar Small pinch salt 1/4 cup water or cold broth 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 3/4 cup finely chopped Asian leek (also called Japanese leeks or negi;)
January 25, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
U.S. beef and pork exports are on a pace to set records for value, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. With only December left to be recorded, U.S. beef exports in 2012 through November, while down 11% in volume, were still 2% above 2011 in value. Beef exports totaled $5.05 billion.  The punishing Midwest drought last year affected the livestock industry, which saw feed costs skyrocket. "Volume has been an issue for beef exports all year," Philip Seng, president of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, said in a statement.
February 20, 2014 | By David Pierson
An upscale Marin County meat purveyor is purchasing a troubled San Francisco Bay Area slaughterhouse at the center of a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef. In a transaction that signals rising demand for locally raised, grass-fed beef, Marin Sun Farms expects to soon close a deal for a 2-acre facility that had belonged to the now-defunct Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma, which is under investigation by federal regulators who say it sold "diseased and unsound" animals. "We have put together an investment group to purchase the land and take over as a new operator," David Evans, founder and chief executive of Marin Sun Farms, said Thursday.
February 11, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general has opened an investigation into the Northern California firm behind a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, raising the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the company.  A spokesman for the the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service confirmed the investigation to The Times on Tuesday.  Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday announced a recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef products processed at its plant over the last year and sold in California and three other states.
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