The restaurant industry is rife with fully employed chefs and waiters, busboys and dishwashers lacking health insurance; now suddenly food professionals may have an edge. Sue Lowden, a Republican challenging Harry Reid for his Nevada Senate seat, recently suggested bartering for health care saying "in the old days [patients] would bring a chicken to the [...]
This video of a homemade chicken plucking machine in action is pretty astounding, in that it takes about 90 seconds to fully defeather a bird. It was built using the advice from Herrick Kimball's Anyone Can Build a Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker (Amazon), the book that makes the dream of owning a mechanical plucker an [...]
In the latest issue of The New Yorker, there's an article by Susan Orlean on chickens, and a related video in which she takes you on a tour of her house in the Hudson Valley and discusses her love of chickens.
Orlean was going to get, you know, "a horse, or a donkey," but then [...]
Photo by Charles Fred on Flickr
If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. [...]
"Chicken Truck," Sanaura Taylor, 2007, Oil on canvas, 126" x 96" View larger
Currently on display at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City is the striking large-scale painting "Chicken Truck" by Sanaura Taylor. Within the bleak, mobile prison, the chickens are painted as individuals.
We're totally loving El Pollo Loco's commercial that takes KFC to task for its sins against fast food: one, for claiming that their chicken is "grilled" when it's cooked on a grill rack in an oven, and two, for using beef powder and rendered beef fat in their marinade:
We checked out their website and found [...]
While everyone works themselves into a tizzy over the KFC / Oprah madness, we're just going to watch this charming commercial for the Swiss supermarket Migros, over and over and over.
The title card at the end of the commercial reads "We obtain fresh groceries [food, eatables, etc] every day from organic agriculture."
We were reading hipster butcher Tom Mylan's recent piece in Gourmet about how he used YouTube as a research tool to learn about how to slaughter a live chicken. Why did he do this? Because "for some reason people assume that because I know how to butcher whole pigs or sides of beef, [...]