New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

What it takes: From the meat counter to the grill


July 1, 2019

Leland Koenig of Miller's Fresh Food shows off his First Place award for Beef Jerky. Oakley Brazil selected some in-house sauerkraut brats to enjoy at home.

By the time you read this, I will be in Oregon with my grandparents. It has become a tradition for my brother and I to spend the summer with them. Like many years before, this year Grandpa came to visit before taking us back on the train.

Grandpa recently retired as a meat cutter and grew up seeing the process of turning an animal into meat. He said that in his day, the meats were of different. They ate things like beef tongue, oxtail and sweet breads. He told me about his grandfather who would put blocks of ice in the ceiling of the cold room to store freshly cut meat. On his father's sid...

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