Sheep Butchering and the Merits of Mature Meat: Two-hour workshop/demo

Adam Danforth - Storey Publishing
Workshop Level: Intermediate
http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/2014-north-carolina-sheep-butchering-and-the-merits-of-mature-meat.aspx
Adam Danforth trained at the professional meat processing program at SUNY Cobleskill, one of the only such programs in the United States, before going to work at Marlow and Daughters in New York City. He's also worked as a butcher at Blue Hill and has taught butchering workshops at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture. Adam also works with individual farmers who are slaughtering animals for themselves, and because of that, he has a keen awareness of the needs of farmers, especially those who may be killing an animal for the first time.



Workshop Description

Once upon a time, the meat we consumed was full of flavor, harvested from animals on a farm, and cooked in a continuum of tradition and wisdom. Today we revere meat coming from younger and younger animals, having lost our connection to a time and place of harvesting, and we have no clue how to maximize the utility of a carcass. In this workshop, learn about why prioritizing youth and tenderness results in bland meat, why on-farm slaughtering and humane handling result in the best quality meat, and how to utilize traditional and modern techniques of food preparation to maximize the results from properly matured meat. Two-hour workshop with carcass breakdown.

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Speaker Bio

Adam Danforth trained at the professional meat processing program at SUNY Cobleskill, one of the only such programs in the United States, before going to work at Marlow and Daughters in New York City. In butchering workshops across the United States, including at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Danforth shares his skills with individuals who are slaughtering and butchering for personal consumption. He lives in Ashland, Ore.

Visit www.adamdanforth.com for more information.