Butchery For the Home Cook with SFC:    Understanding Meat
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Butchery For the Home Cook with SFC: Understanding Meat

Understanding cuts of meat and how to use them can make you a better shopper and a better cook. In this class, we will review primal cuts of meat, as well as the smaller, retail cuts you will find at SFC Farmer’s Markets and in grocery stores. You will learn ways to prep meat for cooking, and several basic cooking methods including: searing, braising and roasting.

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The Whole Bird
Oct
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Whole Bird

"The Whole Bird" class will take place at TerraPurezza Farm in Spicewood, TX (about 30 minutes outside of Austin). Students will tour the farm and learn about the ins and outs of raising chicken for meat in Central Texas. After the tour, stuents will learn how to humanely slaughter and process their own chickens, then further butcher the bird. Partcipants will each process and break down two chickens and take those birds home with them. At the end of the class, wine and hor'd'vours will be served. 

Want to learn, but not ready to get your hands dirty? We're also offering a spectator for half price with the option to buy a chicken on site to take home and cook!

Knives and aprons will be provided. Please bring your own cooler to store the birds!

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Email contact@ctxmeatcollective.com if you have any concerns or questions.

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Butchery for the Home Cook with SFC: Grinding Meat and Using Ground Meat
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Butchery for the Home Cook with SFC: Grinding Meat and Using Ground Meat

Cooking with meat you ground yourself means a big improvement in flavor. It also means you always know exactly what you’re eating! In this class, you will learn step-by-step how to choose, prep and grind a variety of meats. Then, you will transform them into the best burgers, meatballs and sausage patties you’ve ever tasted.

Sections of this class will include optional hands-on participation, so please dress for the kitchen (closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes that can get a little dirty, hair tie for long hair, etc.). We will sample what we make, but it might not be a complete meal.

Classes are for adults. Youth ages 12 and up may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes two business days before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

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Turkey 101
Nov
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Turkey 101

If you make only one change to your Thanksgiving menu this year, skip the supermarket bird and go with a locally raised heritage breed turkey. 

While they are more expensive, heritage breeds are distinctly different from commercially-raised turkeys: they are healthier. That’s because they are raised in a natural environment, where they can forage, fly, reproduce and grow normally. This makes their meat more flavorful, juicier, and leaner, with more Omega-3 fatty acids than store-bought birds. Learn everything you need to know about how to trim, brine, stuff, cook and serve this special turkey, and what to do with every part, including how to make gravy and stock, with co-founders Julia Poplawsky and Leah Gibson, and Mike Diaz, Sous Chef of the new Dai Due Taqueria.

Using turkeys from a local farm, participants will gain hands-on experience with brining, stuffing and cooking a heritage breed turkey. Bring a cooler big enough to fit a 10-12 pound bird. You will also take home the brining kit you make in class.

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Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: 3 Class Package
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: 3 Class Package

In this series you will learn how to choose, cut, handle, season and prepare meats commonly used in home cooking. You will gain hands-on experience using various knives to break down larger cuts of meat and poultry into smaller, serving-size cuts and beyond. Learn about various cuts of meat and their best uses; how to debone and grind meat; safe meat handling; cooking and storing meat. 

Don't want to buy the whole series? Purchase individual classes for $40 each.

Series: $96 (20% off!) 

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