Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
FSC Contributor Becky H shares her experiences of buying a half pig and butchering it herself with lots of pictures explain each cut. She also shares a detailed recipe of how to prepare and smoke a ham.
As part of the Charcutepalooza prize, I spent a day learning butchery and charcuterie with the Chaploards in Gascony.
A step-by-step photo tutorial on plucking and cleaning ducks.