how to break down a chicken (a video)

This first video is a long one, with no cuts or edits. It’s the Chef talking you through the process of breaking down a chicken. (I realize this might be the first time that some of you hear his voice, except in writing.)

Those of you who don’t eat meat will not want to watch this. It’s a clear demonstration, with bones and sinews. (And I’m sorry that the static shot is one of raw meat. I don’t know how to make that change. I’m new at this.)

And so, I give you: the Chef breaks down a chicken.

This next video is the same process, but close-up, more slowly, and without words. Again, the sounds are real. If you are a vegetarian, you might not enjoy this.

But we wanted to show this in component parts so that, if you are new to this, you can watch it in snippets, pause, and do this yourself. Be sure to wash your hands before you touch the computer again.

So there you go. A little sliver of life in our kitchen. There will be many more in the weeks to come.

Here’s the question: what would you like to see demonstrated on video next?