Keeping a close relationship with a butcher is a must for all home chefs and cooking enthusiasts, but some hands-on skills can also go a long ways in the kitchen when it comes to preparing meats. Sure, your favorite butcher can easily trim a rack of ribs St. Louis style and remove the membrane, or trim a pork shoulder to your liking. But if you want to become more adept at some butchering basics, Taylors Market in Land Park has you covered.
The local grocer is once again offering its popular series of butchering classes, which will be held through October. Its initial class, Butchering 101 on Feb. 22, is already sold out but spots are still available for five other classes. Upcoming topics include sausage making, grilling, the proper way to break down a lamb and much more. Classes cost $40, and seats can be purchased here. Note that a 10 percent discount is available when purchasing tickets to three or more classes, and the class includes a light lunch.
Heres the list of classes, with descriptions provided by Taylors Market:
Focus on Lamb
Saturday, March 22
Taylor's Market's Danny Johnson presents a class that helps home butchers and home cooks understand lamb butchering techniques and styles of preparation, including cuts, preparation and cooking techniques.
The Pig and Sausage, Too!
This class is all about pork, including cuts, preparation, cooking techniques and sausage-making.
Summer is approaching and its time to fire up the grill! This class is all about grilling, from beef to poultry and seafood, including suggested cuts, preparation and grilling secrets! Taylor's Market butcher Danny Johnson will be joined by one of the chefs from Taylor's Kitchen restaurant.
Hunter's Special ~ Focus on Hunting and Care of Big Game
Join Taylor's Market Butcher Danny Johnson for a class on how to care for your animal after harvest. Johnson will demonstrate ways for you to make the most of the game you put on your table.
The Pig and Fall Specialties
This class will be all about pork, including cuts, preparation, cooking techniques and special items for fall.
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