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Do You Want to Learn How to Break Down Animals?

Are You Interested in Learning How to Break Down Meat?

While I'm not sure if I could slaughter my own animals, I'm ready to learn how to break down a carcass. I've taken out the backbone of chickens and turkeys, and after watching a fascinating demonstration on lamb butchery at a lunch hosted by the American Lamb Board, I want to learn how to slice a larger animal into its primal cuts. How about you? Have you ever sliced a lamb or pig into pieces?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
Sure I welcome this.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I'm good with poultry but I'd be interested to learn more. Funny...now that I think about it, the majority of my friends don't know the first thing about cutting up a whole chicken.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Yes, absolutely! I wish a had a personal guide to show me how a few more times so I can remember!
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ew, I just...ew. Now vegetable slicing and dicing I'm down for ;)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
.....you mean bacon doesn't come sliced....it has to be cut off....well count me in!
poshgirl23 poshgirl23 6 years
My grandfather was a butcher and he showed me everything, also we have he old butchers manual.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
Definitely - I already know the basics i.e. for poultry and small game (rabbit etc) but i'd love to learn the techniques for other meats and it would be useful seeing as where i come from, an animal is often slaughtered on special occasions. If you are interested, The River Cottage Meat Book is a MUST read plus it features great recipes and is reasonably priced
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