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Ng this book and certainly developed a greater appreciation for it for animals and the respect we need to pay to any meat on our plates or in our markets That said the book was a tad disjointed in places no pun intended as it would switch from butchery to personal travails I know that s what a memoir is all about but I found the interspersed bits about dating problems to be a distraction in that they didn t add much to the story and came at awkward points Interesting book and professional life story thus far he vein of the tell all foodie memoir trend ala Anthony Bourdain or Sweetbitter Britain s top female butcher tells the story of how a simple ob at 16 behind the local butcher counter in Chesterfield England led to her ourney as a rising star She pulls the curtain back on the all male meat industry and gives us a ringside seat to what it was like to be the only woman in the ultra competitive tradition bound industryFinding herself

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the all counter her too large boots and apron splattered with blood and animal innards Wragg learned the craft of butchery and realizes she is falling in love with this art form As her career moves forward she masters animal anatomy and knife skills and begins to realize she can bring her concepts for ethical meat eating to the industry and help rise begins to realize she can bring her concepts for ethical meat eating to the industry and help rise the other women of meat in the process A talented writer the book is also peppered with recipes facts about meat and explanations for the layman about how and when to carv. Blood on her boots at the end of fourteen hour daysWragg blends her personal ourney with a rich history of butchery and a lyrical exploration of the sanctity of her craft She also takes a clear eyed look at the contemporary meat industry as readers accompany her from butchering her first carcass to navigating the ever changing ideologies around ethical meat consumption Girl on the Block is a raw rollicking tour through one of one of the world's oldest dirtiest and most fascinating profession.

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Girl on the BlockAt 16 Jess applied for a ob at a nearby farm shop and ended up in the butcher department At first she was a little put off by it but then decided to learn all that she could In addition to the personal story of her development in the butcher trade she tells us about the history of the meat industry taking us to modern practices Like may foodie memoirs but also not like them because this is a deeply different perspective from those who cook or create meals Interesting reading especially for the foodies uite enjoyed it A good book for conflicted meat eaters out there to pick up the Author Does A Nice Job Of Discussing does a nice ob of discussing farming and grappling with her own continuing choice to eat meat I found the descriptions of craft butchery very interesting but the story itself is fairly ordinary and lacks the necessary insight to make it worthy of a memoir I would go up to 25 stars if half stars were an option but 3 feels too generous Reviewed for Shelf AwarenessI read this coming from a farming and restaurant background and still found it entertaining and educational I loved the bits on how to tie a roast cut a chicken etc plus Jessica Wragg s life story is a pretty interesting ourney to follow I m looking forward to reading as she shakes up the butchering world and tells us all about it Such a lovely true tale of the struggle of a young woman in a uniue setting Inspiring ourney that leaves you cheering for Wragg struggle of a young woman in a uniue setting Inspiring South African Butterflies Vol 1 journey that leaves you cheering for Wragg step of the way Unless you re super interested. By top female butcher at London's acclaimed Ginger Pig a memoir of coming of age behind the counter exploring butchery as an art form and taking an incisive look at an industry on the brinkWhen sixteen year old Jessica Wragg applied for aob at the local farm shop in her hometown of Chesterfield England she never expected to land a position behind the all male butchery counter Young and enthusiastic and fueled by a newfound fascination with the craft Wragg uickly found herself the ultimate ou. In the art of butchery and the specifics of every cut of meat as described by a body dysmorphic and ethically sketchy Millennial don t bother with this book I wish I hadn t A fantastically well written debut novel which takes us through a coming of age t A fantastically well written debut novel which takes us through a coming of age by the uniue perspective of being a young woman almost by accident being thrust into the harsh and typically older male dominated meat industry and finding a niche whilst dealing with all the typical and not so typical at times trials of early adulthood and self discovery A brilliant ourney to read with highlights of the meat industry strewn throughout makes for a brilliantly informative yet not overdone insight into this industry alongside Jessica s story taking place within this world Would recommend to foodies and non foodies alike When Jessica Wragg was 16 she got a ob in a local farm store While she was hired To Work The Register In The Butcher Area She Became work the register in the butcher area she became in learning to work as a butcher after seeing the butchers at work Because she was young and a woman she had a hard time getting the butchers to teach her anything but eventually she did learn how to do some actual butchering In college she worked part time at a well known butcher shop in London and eventually went on to work in marketing for an up and coming butcher shop While parts of her story were interesting there was a LOT of sexual harassment and really terrible work env I of her story were interesting there was a LOT of sexual harassment and really terrible work env I a lot about the art of butchering through readi. Tsider among seasoned experts who spoke a secret language to fool customers and who were reluctant to share the tricks of their trade with a noviceA decade later against all odds Wragg is a rising star in an industry that is steeped in tradition and often problematically set in its ways Like her female counterparts in the restaurant world she has had to fight to establish herself in the meat industry memorizing muscle and bone and tendon while battling sexism and ageism and returning home with. ,