Thursday, April 25, 2013

An Apology and the Photographic Record

I don't do a very good job these days of promoting myself and my interests on this blog or anywhere in on the web. The truth is that months ago I got bored with blogging while at the same time I got very busy with consulting work. And now that I'm teaching in the Culinary Art and Science program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, I have even less time to post. I'm sorry about that. I never got bored with my readers. You folks were really the only reason I decided to blog in the first place. What bored me -if bore is the right word- was the pressure of having to keep coming up with stuff to post.
Anyway, I don't know why I decided to break silence on this and post last week and again today but here it is in the form of the previous apologia and this...

... slideshow of some of the action at the butchery workshop I assisted in Lancaster Ky. Many thanks to workshop leaders Kate Hill,  master butcher Dominique Chapolard, master stonemason turned state-of-the-art abattoir proprietor Richard McAllister  and UK Ag's rainmaking Special Projects Manager for sustainable agricultural efforts Chef Bob Perry!

These are some impressive people working at the edge of the envelope of contemporary agriculture and gastronomy. In a domain that is loaded with fanatics who give the impression that they will float into the sky if they remove their shoes,  these folks are the soul of sober pragmatism and I consider myself honored to have been invited into their cohort.

Some of these photos are beautiful, a few even appear to reach the level of art. Suffice it to say that I had nothing to do with making them.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

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