Argentina has long been famous for its grilled beef. But that beef isn't what it was. Galina Barskaya/iStockPhoto.com hide caption toggle caption Galina Barskaya/iStockPhoto.com The Salt Farewell To Argentina's Famed Beef December 8, 2011 Over the past decade, Argentina's cattlemen have quietly shifted their cows from grass to grain. Blame soaring world prices for commodities like soybeans, as well as government policies discouraging export. Argentine chefs say the switch to grain-fed beef marks the loss of a cultural icon.