Expert butcher shows just how a pig is taken apart (vegetarians be warned)

(CBS) - First off, if you're a vegetarian, vegan or have an aversion to seeing where meat comes from, this is probably not the post for you. With that out of the way, check out this fascinating video of an expert butcher showing how a pig is taken apart.

The Vimeo video was posted by Open Air Publishing who writes:

Expert butcher Tom Mylan takes apart a pig side, right down to the belly (used to make slab bacon).

I don't know about you, but I was mesmerized from start to finish while watching Tom Mylan demonstrate the process of where each cut of pork comes from. The video is just an excerpt from "The Better Bacon Book", which you can learn more about by clicking here.


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