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A Meatsmith Harvest

Dec 22, 2020

In this episode, part one of a two part series, Brandon and Lauren share the complexities of trying to deal with a broken slaughter truck, during the middle of harvest season, while living on an island, with seven kids in tow.   They discuss methods of cooking goose to reach its highest and best expression; making...

Dec 6, 2020

In this episode, part 2 of a 2 part series, Brandon and Lauren discuss: their new geese project; pastrami; and the new free Farmstead Meatsmith content they've posted on YouTube which includes several videos on the artful harvesting of poultry.

Nov 13, 2020

In this episode, Brandon and Lauren share the big "new things" in their lives:  a new baby, new geese, and a new tractor!  Learn how Brandon is putting his tractor to use in ways he never anticipated and how having a competent and efficient tool affects your psychology.  Brandon discusses methods of fattening poultry,...

Sep 25, 2020

In this episode, Brandon and Lauren discuss: methods of cooking lean meats - barding, larding and confit; preserving (and tenderizing) a side of beef by hanging it; how it is that beef can be both dry and juicy at the same time;  and how to make a deliciously tender meal from a tough cut of meat.

Introduction and...

Aug 28, 2020

In these episodes, Brandon and Lauren discuss: Murray Carter's Blade Sharpening Fundamentals film (now available free of charge on YouTube; Brandon's refined method of making lower-salt bacon; the human connection to pigs and bacon; and feasting and fasting.

Introduction and Announcements:

  • FREE - Murray Carter's Blade...