Why locally-raised clean meat costs more than feed-lot meat; the role large USDA-inspected meat processing facilities play in the food chain. Plus a bad joke.
Guest Chef Barbara Michelson talks about her recent pork workshop with Cole Ward
Cole announces an upcoming butchering workshop.
Cole's opinion of those guys in white coats behind the supermarket meat counter.
Cole describes some not-so-honest butcher practices involving meat loaf mix. Buyer Beware!
The Gourmet Butcher explains the best ways to re-heat red meats.
Cole remembers the good ol musical days, and plays you a concert.
The secret to a tasty, non-gamey, leg of lamb.
Butcher and meat expert Cole Ward gives a simple explanation of what "meat" actually is.
A brief description of what happens after slaughter.
Hmmm - not feeling so well. Was it those chicken wings?
The Gourmet Butcher's road trip to the Fair.
Cole's tips for the best stew meat, and his favorite burger recipe. Plus a chance to win a free Gourmet Butcher DVD!
A brief preview of Cole's presentation at the Mother Earth Fair Sept 24/25 at Seven Springs, PA.
How to tell when meat or poultry is "off"
Cole talks about the horrors he's seen when people butcher their own deer.
Cole remembers some of the not-so-great things he saw in supermarket meat departments.
Should The Gourmet Butcher produce a deer butchering DVD?
Cole Ward - AKA The Gourmet Butcher - introduces himself
“The Gourmet Butcher” Cole Ward breaks down the meanings of Kosher, Glatt Kosher, and Halal.
A new guide-to-meat book.
Cole discusses the challenges faced by organic meat raisers, as well as the health benefits of consuming organic meats.
Cole responds to a critic.
Cole explains the term "dark cutter" as it applies to the effect of stress on meat animals, and eventually, its affect on consumers.
Cole responds to a critic.
Cole's manifesto for better butchers.
Cole takes you through the first steps in learning to cut your own meat - sourcing.
Cole's thoughts about fresh fish, with a recipe. Plus a neat way to order your prime rib.
Rabbit is delicious and extremely good for you.
Cole does a sausage-making workshop.
Today, resourceful homeowners are creating more space without moving walls. One innovative solution uses heavy-duty sliding door hardware to show how a vacation home benefits from more efficient floor space.
Today we officially celebrate Earth Day, but we can celebrate healthy soil and all that it contributes to our lives every day.
If you strive to grow a garden that is beyond-organic, that relies on very few (if any) off-site products, and that saves you both money and work...deep organic gardening is for you!
The advantages of a tractor boom pole are discused.
Architect Debra Rucker Coleman shares tips for converting your home to passive solar energy.
Get the inside scoop on how successful farmer and author Jean-Martin Fortier farms 11/2 acres using soil building and no-till methods.
Building a new house with SIPS
This blog post is a description of starting a building project using Structural Insulated Panels, also known as SIPs.
Explanation of how an Over Running Coupler (ORC) works and why you should have one with a direct drive PTO.
The advantages of having stabilizer bars on your tractor when using an implement such as a mower are described.
EZ Mover - A 2" Receiver for Your Three Point Hitch