Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Pig and the Butcher

Here is a great short on Vimeo showing a butcher taking apart a pig with very little waste. Click the text link for more info on the film and the butcher.

It reminds me of a sentiment I got from Gary Snyder, from one of his books of essays -- simplistically paraphrased: If you want to learn about mastering something, hang out with masters of any sort. You can learn to be a master meditator by hanging out with a master mechanic.

Watch a master butcher.

The Pig & The Butcher from Quarter Productions on Vimeo.

Enjoy getting closer to your food sources,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative, "Yuri"]


A.Stock said...

This is like flying an airplane and knowing how to use and maintain a gun: all are handy skills when societal order breaks down and we're living in the Mad Max post apocalyptic world. I would have liked the video even better if the camera angle were panned back a bit more.

Bpaul said...

Yeah, they were making it more "visually interesting" than informative. Still cool nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

This was fascinating, but I too longed for an overall view from time to time.

What do you think was in the jar he dunked his knife into periodically? just water? or?? povi

Bpaul said...

good question, I don't actually know. If it was water you'd think it would be hot, but it didn't look so.