The Portland Meat Collective is teaming up with Render: Feminist Food & Culture Quarterly for Feminist Food February, a series of events designed to support independent feminist media and feminists in the food industry in multiple cities. PMC will host a special ladies only pig butchery class at Elder Hall on February 22nd, 9am-1pm. Proceeds from the event will help RENDER cover printing and operational costs.
For this four-hour, hands-on class, a small group of women will learn from PMC owner and founder Camas Davis and Seattle Meat Collective co-founder Sarah Wong. Students will learn how to split sides of pork into primals using French, Italian, and American styles of butchery. They’ll also learn how to cut those primals into cookable cuts like ribs, tenderloins, ham roasts, chops, and coppas. The class will also include tips on how to cook various cuts, and each student will go home with their own share of meat that they have butchered (about 25-30 lbs). $265 per student.