On The Anatomy Of Thrift: Side Butchery

One of the goals I hoped to achieve with The Knowledge was to show how the very fundamentals of the world around us actually function – most of us living now in developed nations are entirely sealed off from the basic processes that support our lives. Perhaps the most fundamental of all is how civilisation ensures sufficient sustenance for itself; providing both crops and livestock, and just as importantly how the plants and animals are actually disassembled and processed to be edible. Here is an elegantly filmed video from Farmstead Meatsmith on how “with just four tools you can break down a pig quite proficiently and beautifuly” – the demonstration (tastefully and sensitively done) starts at 6:10 but the whole film is fascinating.

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