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IT’S A TIE! (as in neckwear) – plus ohmy, I’m going to be on TV!

3 Mar

me in a tie! with Sam Fuller of the Northeast Organic Farm Association (he's the young guy)

Proving that I am a true fashion plate of the butchering world.

This Tuesday we “formally” launched The Gourmet Butcher DVD, at the wonderful Michael’s on the Hill Restaurant in Waterbury Vermont, with chef/owner Michael Kloeti providing the food (Gourmet Butcher meat recipes, natch) and terrific hospitality.

Over 80 people showed up, from all walks of life.  In typical Vermont fashion, it was a wonderful stew (which is why I love this place): local farmers, culinary writers, chefs, foodies, local merchants, bloggers…

Welcome Books publisher Lena Tabori and Chef Courtney Contos

Among our guests were Welcome Books’ Lena Tabori (publisher of Primal Cuts:  Cooking with America’s Top Butchers), Molly Stevens (James Beard award winner culinary author and chef), Jenn Campus (co-founder of the Foodie Blogroll, AKA “The Leftover Queen”) and a cross-section of chefs, culinary educators, farmers and representatives from the Vermont Fresh Network, Northeast Organic Farming Association and University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

James Beard award winning author Molly Stevens and Chef Michael Kloeti of Michael's on the Hill

All the meat was local, with beef contributed by Boyden Farms in Cambridge, Vermont and pork and lamb from North Hollow Farms of Rochester, Vermont and Green Top Farm of Hyde Park Vermont.  Wines were from Vermont Wine Merchants.

Our launch partner was the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce, which with all involved, is committed to the growing movement to develop and redesign the agriculture and specialty food industry of Vermont.

Jenn (the Leftover Queen herself) with husband Roberto Campus

Lena Tabori, Joe Padulo, Chef Courtney Contos, Chef Tom Bivins of New England Culinary Institute and Alice Levitt of Seven Days

Apprentice butcher Iliana Filby


Watch me and Chef Courtney Contos live on WCAX-TV Channel 3 Vermont Friday morning at 6:50am…preparing one of the Gourmet Butchers Recipes…..

Or for those of you who can’t get up early, wait and I’ll post it online.


Joe Padulo, Karen Coshof and Michael Taylor of The Gourmet Butcher (see? we’re a team!)