I recently had the honour of being invited to a butchery demo in the basement of Cowbell (a very unique restaurant in Toronto). Our friend Margaret Mulligan (the fabulous photographer) was shooting the session and, along with Head Chef, Mark Cutrara, I was offered to come along. I always love the chance to explore something I haven’t seen or tried before – we only write about the experiences that we liked or loved. This was one to love. Today’s article is art 1 of 3 and is a serious comparison of a butcher, a chef and a vegetarian. All of the photos are hers. To see the entire series of posts, click here.
Before scrolling, please understand that this post may be too graphic for some. It’s a photo essay that walks you through our butchery session that we experienced. I like to think that this is what Kerouac meant by “Naked Lunch” when he gave the term to William S. Burroughs.
Note the small amount of waste captured towards the end of the photos. The work of Ryan and Mark is inspirational to me and I highly recommend attending a session if you can. Hope you’ve enjoyed the series!