Friday, October 10, 2008

Sky Full of Bacon: Head Cheese

The wonderfully titled Sky Full of Bacon has posted an excellent video about his attempt to go whole hog by using a pig's head to make head cheese. If you've got 20 minutes to kill, check it out. It covers pretty much everything I believe about eating local, organic and not wasting any part of the animal. I've never made head cheese, but perhaps some day. I particularly like the interview with his pig farmer at the farmer's market. It was conversations just like that that completely hooked me on trying to eat local, and getting to know the people that grow your food.

Sky Full of Bacon 04: A Head's Tale from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

In other related news, the seeds for our "Victory Garden 2008" arrived yesterday. We're waiting on one more package, then it's time to germinate the seeds. Gardening in Miami presents unique challenges, not least of which is the reversed growing season. We'll be planting in a month or two, and harvesting from January to April.


Michael said...

Thanks for the link!

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