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Anna Borgman

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How to Make Homemade Sausage Casings

Cooking Techniques

How to Make Homemade Sausage Casings

On a frigid morning in January a couple of years ago, I pulled into my friend Eduardo Garcia's driveway to find a trailer with three mildly feral sheep huddling in the back. Eduardo asked me to help him slaughter and butcher the sheep he and his wife, Becca, were raising. We planned to cut their...
Anna Borgman Aug 10, 2022
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Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

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Everything You Should Know About Fake Meat

In the Ancient Greek Skeptics tradition, one should constantly question and investigate their beliefs. The only way to true knowledge, if such a thing does exist, is to work to prove oneself wrong continually. It is not a comfortable endeavor, and it is not easy. As a butcher, I am intimately...
Anna Borgman Aug 1, 2022
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How to Properly Sharpen a Knife

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How to Properly Sharpen a Knife

Before I began work as a full-time butcher, I had little interest in the intricacies of knife-sharpening. Even as a restaurant cook, I often did the bare minimum when honing the blade on my chef's knife. And because I usually only skinned a few animals each year, my hunting blade was, I now realize...
Anna Borgman Jun 1, 2022
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What is 'Natural' Wine?

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What is 'Natural' Wine?

The stone walls in the wine cellar are cool to the touch. I have goosebumps even as the mid-August Hungarian sun scorches the grass 10 feet above us. We're in Etyek, 30 minutes east of Budapest, sipping wine under a bare lightbulb hanging from the low arched ceiling. The translator explains that the...
Anna Borgman Mar 7, 2022
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