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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)
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BUSINESS
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.
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FOOD
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)
NATIONAL
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...
FOOD
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)
BUSINESS
May 13, 1999 | Reuters
The U.S. still has not decided how to retaliate if the European Union refuses today to open its market to beef from cattle raised with artificial growth hormones. Today is the deadline for the EU to announce whether it will allow the U.S. beef exports. After that, the U.S. has 20 days to decide what volume of EU goods to hit with 100% punitive duties.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
There's another salmonella scare -- this time with ground beef from a Fresno packinghouse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that Beef Packers Inc. was recalling more than 800,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella-caused illnesses. The company is a division of Minneapolis-based agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. The beef was processed between June 5 and June 23 and has "EST. 31913" printed on the case code labels.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Details of where nearly 9 million pounds of beef products recalled Saturday by a Northern California slaughtering plant were sold were scarce Monday, but a preliminary list of retailers shows that many were Latino meat markets. 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. They included whole carcasses, beef tongue, head, tripe and oxtail - cuts of meat widely used in Latino cuisine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is beefing up patrols in Duarte after three shootings in two days left two teens dead and another man wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The latest shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday, when a 16-year-old was gunned down outside his home in the 2500 block of Huntington Drive. The victim's parents identified him as Cristopher Rossi. He was outside with friends when he was killed, his father, Daniel Rossi, said. HOMICIDE REPORT: Track killings in L.A. County "I don't really know what happened," Daniel Rossi said.
OPINION
August 15, 2002
Re "Hospitals Seek Share of Blood Industry," Aug. 12: I'm healthy and have been trying to donate my blood for two years. The first year I was turned down because I'd visited a country in the malaria zone in the previous 12 months (even though I'd taken antimalaria pills). Now, because I've made visits to family in England totaling more than three months over the last 15 years, my blood is not acceptable to the Red Cross. Why? Because of the "mad cow" disease scare. Ironically, I haven't eaten beef for 30 years.
FOOD
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;)
FOOD
December 14, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The only real secret to roasting a great prime rib is starting with the best meat possible, and the rib roast I ordered from McCall's Meat & Fish Co. in Los Feliz was so beautiful I badgered my husband to photograph it before it went into the oven. I admired its plump, sturdy shape, the way butcher Nathan McCall had neatly frenched the bones and tied up the roast with precisely spaced knots. It was all natural - no hormones, no antibiotics - Prime Angus beef. At $17.99 a pound, it cost just over $140.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Pac-12 Conference has changed, and UCLA seems to be keeping up with the cash-and-carry-the-day crowd. There was a time, just a few years ago, that UCLA didn't retain football coaches; it fired them. Bob Toledo , Karl Dorrell and Rick Neuheisel all came and went. So this week was unfamiliar turf for Athletic Director Dan Guerrero . He handled it without stumbling. Keeping his football coach this week was a significant step. Washington officials were willing to pay a lot for Jim Mora , which was clear Friday when they gave Boise State Coach Chris Petersen a five-year deal reportedly worth $3.6 million a season.
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