Butchering: The New Poker Night

A columnist for the Guardian has written a lovely column about his Lamb Club, a group of friends who get together and take apart lamb carcasses. “Others enjoy poker or literary discussion in a book group, but for me and a small group of neighbours it’s dismembering a sheep,” he writes.

But what’s truly remarkable is that the Guardian also features an online-only 44-photo step-by-step guide for readers who want to butcher their own lamb at home. There’s some seriously mounting enthusiasm for amateur butchering in the States, but I can’t imagine an American newspaper doing something similar.

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