Holiday Gift Guide: For the Butcher by

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 27, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Butcher

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 27, 2012

For carnivores and omnivores alike, the farm-to-table movement extends beyond vegetables, and with charcuterie back in vogue (in Brooklyn, anyway), we're guessing you might have a butcher on your holiday list this year.

N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

Butcher hooks from The Meat Hook Charcuterie in Brooklyn

Above: Find antique meat hooks on eBay; a Pair of Large Hooks starts at $195. Image via The Meat Hook in Brooklyn; for information about the tools sold there, contact The Meat Hook directly.

Leather Apron in Chocolate Brown Workwear

Above: Handmade by local craftsmen in Shropshire, England, the Full Leather Apron from Hibbitt is £60.

Bacon Tea Towel

Above: The Bacon Tea Towel (shown) and the Cuts of Beef Tea Towel are $15 each from Sunday Drive Designs on Etsy.

Three boning knives from Williams Sonoma

Above: Boning Knives from left to right: Sabatier Wood Handled Boning Knife for $62; Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood Boning Knife for $149.95, and the Saladini Ox Horn Boning Knife for $229.95, all from Williams-Sonoma.

Whole Beast Butchery by Ryan Farr

Above: Whole Beast Butchery by Ryan Farr (former chef at Elizabeth Falkner's Orson in San Francisco and current owner of 4505 Meats) shows the step-by-step butchering process of whole meats with the intent of eating the entire animal; $25.31 from Amazon. Alternatively Marissa Guggiana's Primal Cuts: Cooking with America's Best Butchers is a favorite among butchers; $25.60 from Amazon.

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