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  • Fascinating NPR article and video on pork butchering

    Not sure which forum this was best for this topic so going for the Odds and Ends one. :-)

    Vegan becomes a pork butcher

    This is an amazing article and video on pork butchery. Always good to know where your food comes from. My favourite quote at the end of the video: "The redemptive value of the meat that is dead, it comes alive on your table. The redemptive power of meat to bring life again is amazing."
    Last edited by GabyYYZ; 01-21-2012, 09:01 PM. Reason: added quote

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    Thank you for posting that - I just finished watching and learning what I've been doing wrong when cooking pork.

    Sooo...you're in TO, yeah?
    Ramblings of an Unamused Mouse (Lots of Food Porn, Too!)

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    • #3
      Loved it! I want to buy some pork now and nosh on it. The comments on that article are sad, of course: "meat eating is a learned behavior." etc.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
        Thank you for posting that - I just finished watching and learning what I've been doing wrong when cooking pork.

        Sooo...you're in TO, yeah?
        Hey Mouse, yeah, been in TO since 2001. Slowly getting started on this whole re-working of my diet and good to see other folks up here.

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        • #5
          I think I want to be a butcher. Dang.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deepglades View Post
            I think I want to be a butcher. Dang.
            That's all I could think while watching that... and "Please don't throw out the fat.".

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            • #7
              Wow, that is fascinating. I didn't know where all the various cuts came from. Those hocks look tasty.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                Wow, that is fascinating. I didn't know where all the various cuts came from. Those hocks look tasty.
                Always wanted to know exactly what a hock was. I knew it was related to the foot...was good to find out.
                Last edited by GabyYYZ; 01-23-2012, 05:22 PM.

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                • #9
                  Interesting. If I could do my education over again I think I would look into butchering. Back in the 90's I went to La Grande Boucherie in St. Martinsville out side of Lafayette, LA. Great experience, I recommend it. I got to eat fresh 1.5 inch thick cracklins (Gratons). Nothing like the stuff in the store, these were composed of skin, fat and meat.

                  La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns - St. Martinville, Louisiana
                  An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, 'So far so good!'
                  -Somebody funny

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                  • #10
                    As a kid my dad butchered everything(pigs, cows, deer, chickens, etc...) himself and I always got to be his little helper. When I was old enough and proved my skills, I took over the butchering. It's been 20+ years since I had to butcher an animal and in some ways I miss that. I felt I appreciated the meat I ate more.
                    When deer hunting season or the family/friends would need more beef, the butchering would be an event for all involved to share(social gathering). One person cutting, one person trimming the meat and a couple of people wrapping it up and packing it in the ice box.


                    Originally posted by Ouaouaron View Post
                    An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, 'So far so good!'
                    -Mark Twain
                    Just an FYI Mark Twain didn't say that..... he died 1910 & the Empire State Building wasn't built until 1931. Just thought you'd like to know
                    TO THE WORLD YOU MAY BE ONE PERSON, BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD.

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                    • #11
                      "His favorite cut of a pig? The trotter, or the foot. 'If you have a trotter on a plate, you should feel blessed and not say 'Ew,' he says. 'They're kind of everything a chicken wing dreams of being.'"

                      MUST. SEEK.

                      Video bookmarked for later..
                      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, I'll take his name off of it.

                        Originally posted by War{^@^} View Post
                        As a kid my dad butchered everything(pigs, cows, deer, chickens, etc...) himself and I always got to be his little helper. When I was old enough and proved my skills, I took over the butchering. It's been 20+ years since I had to butcher an animal and in some ways I miss that. I felt I appreciated the meat I ate more.
                        When deer hunting season or the family/friends would need more beef, the butchering would be an event for all involved to share(social gathering). One person cutting, one person trimming the meat and a couple of people wrapping it up and packing it in the ice box.




                        Just an FYI Mark Twain didn't say that..... he died 1910 & the Empire State Building wasn't built until 1931. Just thought you'd like to know
                        An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, 'So far so good!'
                        -Somebody funny

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ouaouaron View Post
                          Thanks, I'll take his name off of it.
                          I tried to find the person who say it, but so far I've been unable too. Someone had to have said it since it's plasted everywhere on the net. lol
                          TO THE WORLD YOU MAY BE ONE PERSON, BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD.

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