For one of her the latest Food Curated videos, Liza de Guia spent two days in Hartwick, New York, with Larry Althiser, the owner and head meat cutter for Larry's Custom Meats. "It's a story I wanted to tell, a good story about a proud butcher open to teaching his trade," said de Guia, even though she was a little jittery the night before the shoot. "Slaughterhouses must exist...but there's a right and wrong way to do it."
Watch this video to go behind the scenes of the butchering process. Warning: There is a lot of animal flesh involved, so if you haven't eaten lunch yet, just keep that in mind.
Behind the Scenes: Larry's Custom Meats
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