Chris Cosentino on Slaughtering Animals

Edible San Francisco ran a feature on Bay Area chefs and their experiences slaughtering animals. Chris Cosentino had this to say:

It doesn’t matter how tough you are: when you slaughter a 35-pound baby goat, it’s not easy, it’s not pretty. Slaughter is a mix of many things: love, hate, joy, disgust—you’re horrified with yourself, but you know it needs to be done. No words can convey the experience. Not many people are willing to go out there and kill an animal. Did you know I get death threats weekly? On my site, at my home…Everyone talks about doing the right thing, being “sustainable,” but can we really confront our food?

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