It’s barbecue time, but where’s the (Quebec) beef?

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This 19th-century diagram by Hylas de Pytorac, Chevalier de mérite agricole, shows the bull in all its glory, as one of the animaux que nous mangeons.

There’s this supermarket in the city where they keep slabs of beef in a display case under lock and key, like in a jewelry store or antique boutique. It’s not clear whether you have to show the butcher your stock portfolio or credit rating to get a slice or two of the sensually marbled, richly aged meat, but it seems that way.