“Whether you uproot a carrot and bite into it, or slaughter a deer and cut it into steaks, it should be remembered that each effort to procure food is inherently tinged with violence: it is the passage from life to death, and back again towards life.” —Martin Picard

Part two of Mike Gebert’s Sky Full of Bacon video podcast, “There Will Be Pork,” the partner to my Whole Hog Project story, has been posted right here. Be forewarned: a good deal of this part takes place in the slaughterhouse. 

The collected Whole Hog Project.