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A Meatsmith Harvest

Feb 3, 2020

In this episode, part 1 of a 2 part series, Brandon and Lauren discuss the virtue of making bacon -- how it is about so much more than just putting food on your table -- and how it can lead you to excellence through virtue.  Learn what you can anticipate when making bacon for the first time and what some of the difficulties you might encounter in eating home made bacon are.  Find out which new tools Brandon has been dreaming about for his shop lately, and what factors he must consider as he discerns whether or not to purchase them.

Introduction and Announcements:

  • To Kill a Pig Nicely now available FREE of charge on our YouTube channel!
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Part 1 Show Notes:

  • Announcements (and what Brandon's been up to), :59
    • Dreaming of a bacon slicer, 2:17
    •                  ... and a wall-mounted paper dispenser.... and a bowl chopper,  18:38
  • On what basis does one decide to upgrade their home meat production set-up?  23:23
  • What one can anticipate when you first start making bacon, 32:28
    • How to overcome some of the difficulties in eating bacon:
      • abundance, 33:35
      • rancidity, 36:15
  • Virtue acquisition through bacon making; 39:18
  • The ends of cooking: the natural and the supernatural, 46:33

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