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For most of my life, I had a conflicted relationship with pork chops. I loved their golden crescent edges. I loved to gnaw on the bone, too. However, in between the bone and that rim of lard, I generally found a featureless plain of dry and tasteless meat.
A significant part of the field-to-fork process in the meat industry is the butchering of an animal. So I spent some time with my butcher the other day in order to share a behind-the-scenes look at butchering.