Tracy Smaciarz, a second generation old-style butcher, sees his profession as an endangered species, but one he hopes will come back. Smaciarz can tell the quality of meat, its taste, texture, and smell just from looking at an animal carcass.
This week’s Food.Farmer.Earth newsletter focuses on artisan butchery with Tracy Smaciarz, and homemade sausage making with Eric Finley.
An artisan butcher and his approach to meat. A how-to video on sausage-making and charcuterie.
Chef, butcher, and charcutier Eric Finley demonstrates how to make 3 different types of sausages: Italian Chicken; Merguez Lamb; and Chorizo.
Meat buying should reflect full transparency in how livestock have been raised and butchered to ensure quality and humane treatment.