Tag Archives: Butcher

New Year’s Eve Carnivations

After 100 days of curing, we decided that NYE was the perfect excuse to cut into this Lardo (cured fatback). It came out excellent and we will use pieces of it in our New Year’s Day peas & greens, which … Continue reading

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Roast Saddle of Venison

The saddle roast is a cut of historical renown.  In the PBS series Downton Abbey, when Lord Grantham’s meddling sister writes him a letter, his wife Cora, The Countess of Grantham, scoffs that she is probably just looking for a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Four Hour Hunter

The Four Hour Hunter Make hunting fit for food and family. This year my hunting has come full circle. I started off hunting squirrels at eight then deer at ten with a very simple goal: to hunt and kill. Kill … Continue reading

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Rendered Venison Fat (Lard)

Venison fat, like the fat of most wild game, has a bad reputation. Depending on the diet of an animal, fat will have a wide variety of tastes. For example, Mule Deer in Western states who have been eating predominately … Continue reading

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6 Underappreciated cuts of Venison

Whether you are DIY butchering or taking deer to a commercial processor, there are a few cuts of venison that are often underappreciated to the point of being entirely discarded. 1. Neck: It is rather disheartening to see pictures of … Continue reading

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From the Wild

Jesse Griffiths contains multitudes. Author of Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish. Finalist for a James Beard Award. Founder of the Dai Due Supper Club. Amazing cook. Hunter. Cool beard. Locavore. And you know … Continue reading

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Dario Cecchini: “Carne e Spirito”

Descended from a long-line of Italian butchers, Dario Cecchini runs a butchery, Antica Macelleria Cecchini, alongside three restaurants all in the small town of Panzano, Chianti. In this presentation from MAD3, Cecchini guts a pig and discusses the importance of … Continue reading

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Dove Huntin’, Dove Pluckin’

Plucking dove and game birds is a relatively simple process that achieves far superior results with regards to table fare. When you enjoy those tiny wings and legs and get the full flavor of a game bird unmasked by bacon, … Continue reading

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Squirrel Butchering

How you butcher your squirrels up can depend greatly on how you intend to cook them. For stews, you may often be able to cook the squirrels whole. However, if you need to cut them up a bit in order … Continue reading

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How to Skin a Squirrel

Skinning squirrels is one of the more unappreciated skills of being a hunter. In all reality, squirrel is a difficult animal to skin and because of this, some hunters refuse to deal with the skinning process or just avoid squirrel … Continue reading

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