The Butcher's Wife

Adventures in meat.
For lovers of offal, marrow and roulade alike.
His pastrami brought home the gold this year

His pastrami brought home the gold this year

Pig butchering demo for the local charcuterie club

Pig butchering demo for the local charcuterie club

Breaking down a 50# halibut

Breaking down a 50# halibut

First chops of 2014 lamb season

immadhungry:

WVRST, Toronto

The food was good, the atmosphere was alright. It’s like a sophisticated and modern cafeteria with a bar. Oh, and you have to wait in line for food. 

How to order: First, you pick your sausage. Then, you pick two toppings out of four (1. sweet sauteed onions 2. sauerkraut 3. sauteed jalapenos 4. sweet peppers). The four sausages in this photograph are: elk, bratwurst, duck, and elk. 

I’m all for trying new meat, so I chose elk. For the toppings, I went with sweet sauteed onions and sweet peppers. In my sausage, they seasoned it with cumin and porcini mushrooms. The mushrooms really stood out and the flavour of the elk meat was subtle. It wasn’t a recognizable taste, but it also wasn’t a strange taste. The bun was excellent. 

We also ordered duck fat fries with maple/rosemary dip and chive/garlic dip. I’m not sure what was so special about duck fat fries, I guess they were deep fried in duck fat? But they taste exactly like regular fries, definitely nothing special. The dipping sauces were pretty typical, they have a few different ones to choose from.

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lazydad:

For lunch, my busy business lady colleagues recommended a sausage hall near our office. No, it wasn’t that kind of sausage hall, silly! Although there are a surprising number of “adult” entertainment establishments on my walk to the office. Maybe Canadian busy business ladies like to be “entertained” during their lunch breaks because it’s cold and stuff here?

But I digress.

I had the pork and garlic kransjka sausage, which was pretty good, and fries finished with duck fat, which were sickening. And by sickening, I mean the RuPaul Andre Charles definition of sickening. Which is to say they were ah-mah-zing.

And then I sorta needed a nap. But I had a shizzton of work to do, so I didn’t have a nap. Sad face.

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Four slabs of bacon fresh off the smoker. The three in the foreground are peeled, the fourth is still cooling.

Four slabs of bacon fresh off the smoker. The three in the foreground are peeled, the fourth is still cooling.