Episode 38 is the first half of Brandon’s recent interview by Terrance Layhew of The Intellectual Agrarian. During the interview Brandon and Terrance discuss such issues as: the lack of first-hand knowledge within modern-day academia; the burden of abundance (utilizing 100% of an animal carcass); and the existence of a widespread estrangement, within our current society, from the anatomy of animals. Additionally, Brandon dispels a few “on-farm animal harvesting” myths.
In Episode 39, the second half of the interview, Brandon and Terrance discuss: on-farm processing standards; how locally-raised food contributes to a healthier environment; the backlash of “modern efficiency”; how savvy cooks and consumers contribute to the production of higher quality meats; the unique skill set needed by mobile slaughtermen (and the daily challenges they face); and other topics.
Introduction and Announcements:
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- We have upcoming spring classes!
- Divine Mercy Lamb Roast – Sun, April 28th, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Vashon Island: You’re invited!
Part 1 Show Notes:
- Pre-show chat, 1:00
- Brandon’s biographical sketch, 2:45
- Academia and the lack of first-hand knowledge, 10:38
- On-farm animal harvesting myths, 15:05
- The burden of abundance – utilizing 100% of the animal carcass in the home kitchen, 24:13
- Modern-day estrangement from the anatomy of animals, 29:11
Part 2 Show Notes:
- On-farm processing standards, 1:03
- Locally-raised food for a healthier environment, 5:44
- The backlash of modern “efficiency” and being estranged from the cost of one’s existence, 8:17
- Fat: “the most unappreciated edible part of the animal”, 16:05
- The contribution of savvy cooks and consumers to the production of high quality meats, 19:59
- The three methods of cooking meat: braise, pan-fry and roast, 21:54
- Re: mobile slaughtermen, 25:39
- Brandon’s favorite species to harvest …(and why a tenderloin is useless to him), 30:37
Links for Episodes 38 & 39: