What is the difference between venison and veal? I often read about these two things but I'm left wondering what these two things are and what the difference is between the two.
Venison is deer meat. It typically has a flavor similar to beef but it is stronger. While I have not had any that tastes wild or gamey, I have heard that some cuts do taste that way.
Veal is calf (very young cow). It has a very mild flavor, not at all like beef from a grown cow or bull. Some people substitute pork for veal in certain recipes as the taste is closer than beef.
Venison is the meat of a deer, whereas veal is the meat of a young cow (calf) which has typically been fed on milk only or a mixture of milk and regular feed.
In terms of differences, venison is a rich, gamey meat, and veal is a pale-coloured, very tender beef.
Hope that helps, but in future I would recommend searching online for an answer as this question could have easily been answered there.