Butchery is a fundamental culinary skill
THE LOST ART OF CULINARY BUTCHERY
Butchery is an ancient trade. For centuries, butcher shops were a fixture in most communities. The skills of the butcher were highly valued and passed along succeeding generations.
Today, butchery is seen as a dying trade. The proliferation of the supermarket ushered the industry into a new era with boxed meat. There was less of a demand for whole-animal butchery as most retailers are selling meat in prepackaged cuts.