SFC: Whole Hog Butchery with Central Texas Meat Collective
Sharpen your knife skills, learn where your favorite cuts of meat come from, and meet a local farmer in our Whole Hog Butchery class!
Join professional butcher and co-founder of the Central Texas Meat Collective, Julia Poplawsky, in Sustainable Food Center’s The Happy Kitchen and learn how to break down a whole hog, transforming it into roasts, chops, ribs, pork belly and more. Learn what to do with the trimmings, skin and bones, and pick up tips for preparing and curing meat at home. Also joining us will be Leah Gibson, owner of Boxcar Farm & Garden, to talk about the pasture-raised, heritage breed hog that we will be using in class.
Class will cover bulk meat sourcing tips, basic hog anatomy, safe handling of meat, knives and butchering tools, how to break down a whole side of hog into cook-ready cuts of meat, and how to use the leftover bones, trimmings and skin.
You will work together with Julia to produce all the cuts. Please wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes, hair up or covered, and bring a full coverage apron. Knives and cutting gloves will be provided. Bring a cooler or insulated food bag: hands-on participants will take home what they work with in class, approximately 10-15 lbs. of meat, bones, trimmings and skin.
We will not cook in this class, but charcuterie and wine will be provided.
Cost: Observer: $50
Phone: (512) 220-1081
Event url: https://secure3.convio.net/food/site/Ecommerce/1521763479?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1707&store_id=1501
2921 East 17th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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