Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where's the beef?

And the pork? And chicken? And the art?

Know What You Drink
Know Your Beer - 13 x 19 print available here

Things have been quiet here on MEAT SECTIONS, but not for me. MEAT SECTIONS began as a daily art project in 2010, and was intended for nothing more than to keep my sanity and to be creative while I was unemployed and "on sabbatical."



Use Every Part - Chicken 13 x 19 available here.

I never expected to turn the art from this blog into a full-time business, but I am proud and excited every day that it did. So first of all, thank you, sincerely, to everyone who has come to the blog, left a comment, or even purchased their own print.  You've allowed me to make a career out of selling meat art, which really really really few people can say.

But since this has grown from a daily art blog into a full-on business, from here forward, I'll be posting only on my main blog, drywell art - the blog.  (I know. Clever title). There will still be meat art galore, as well as recipes, advice for creative biz, and behind-the-scenes stuff. Oh, and a lot about food.

So change your RSS feeds, adjust your following, and come over to drywell art - the blog.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

McNugget "Meat"

McNugget "Meat" butchery diagram
original watercolor and ink illustration, 9 x 11


A couple of days ago, I started researching retail cuts of chicken, to make a "Use Every Part of the Chicken" piece, to go with the lamb, pig, and cow in the series. In doing this, I thought it might be funny to include a "nugget" part of the chicken, so I quickly became sidetracked in trying to figure out the age-old question of "What part of the chicken DOES the nugget come from?" Of course, this question inevitably leads to the grandaddy of the nugget, the McDonald's Chicken McNugget.

There was a report from inside the McDonald's McNugget factory.  Information about the four (and yes, only four) shapes of the nugget. (That's the "bone", "ball", "boot" and "bell" if you're playing along at home.) Pictures of the McExtruder. The now debunked posts that Mcnuggets came from mechanically separated chicken parts. Dramatic standing McNuggets. Quite funny illustrations of a "McNugget" animal.

And most useful for me, information about the many MANY ingredients in a McNugget. Yes, yes, there is real white meat chicken in there. But that's not all. Not even close.

The troubling ingredient list has been explored in Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Things like thirteen corn-based ingredients in a bite-sized chunk of chicken. Or tertiarybutylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum-based product, similar to butane(!), and used to preserve freshness.   Or that the dimethylpolysiloxane, added to the frying oil to prevent foaming, is a silicone-based ingredient commonly found in make-up and Silly Putty

But don't they look delicious?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

mimosa


mimosa illustration
original watercolor and ink illustration


Mimosas are pretty delicious. especially if you hold the oj.

Print available here. (because i know you have to have some mimosa in your life.)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Drywell at Indie Mart - TOMORROW!!

INDIE MART JULY FRONT FLIER FRONT FINAL

If you didn't get a chance to say hi or snag some meat art of your own at Renegade SF a couple weeks ago, tomorrow is your chance. I'll be selling my artwork, as featured on The Atlantic (I tried to mention that super casually. Did it work?) and hanging out with my partner in crime, Steve. Much of my new work is not available online yet, but it will be available tomorrow at Indie Mart.  Come on by and say hello. I'm friendly.


INDIE MART
Sunday July 24, 12pm to 6pm
Thee Parkside (16th and Wisconsin)
There will be food and drinks and music and blood. 
Wait, there might not be blood. But you can make your own succulent pot.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Los Angeles is for Meat Eaters

LA is for Meat Eaters

***UPDATE: Poster now available here!***


I'm crazy excited to announce the newest city in the "Meat My City" poster series: Los Angeles!

The boobs there may be fake, but the meat, it's all natural, baby.  Whether at a Hollywood steakhouse where the elite meat, at a sustainable butcher shop where your pork was the one on an organic diet, or inside your taco, Los Angeles is for meat eaters.

This 13x19 poster is of a hand-drawn map of the MANY neighborhoods of Los Angeles, in the form of a pig butchery diagram. In addition to the neighborhoods, there are some pig parts diagrammed, like hocks, ham, ear, etc. Oh, and cities within LA county, yet not in LA proper get their own special meaty treatment. ("Cleaver City" anyone?)

This poster makes it grand debut at the Renegade Craft show in Los Angeles, this weekend, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Come see me in booth 29, right outside the large central tent.


As with all my "Meat My City" posters, I'll be donating 10% of the sales price of each poster sold to a local food bank. For Los Angeles, the money will go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, where each dollar donated allows them to distribute $5 worth of food. That means when you buy a LA poster for $25, the LA Regional Food Bank will be able to distribute $12.50 worth of food. Amazing, right?

I can't wait for the LA show, and I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

T-Bone Grid

grid tbone
original graphite drawing of T-bone
9x 12 $75


I love love loved making this one! I took my only art class ever last January at Root Division from the very talented Robert Minervi. One week in this drawing class, we did Chuck Close-esque portraits of ourselves by gridding images and coloring in each grid on our blank paper with the average value of the corresponding image grid. Uh, yeah, that made it sound more complicated than it is. Anyways, it also requires a full arsenal of pencil hardness(es?), from 8B to 6H to get all the values in there. The result almost appears to be a digitally pixelated image, but it is totally handmade. *minds have been blown, people*

I find these grid drawings to be super fun and relaxing to make. Look for prints in the shop soon. I also have plans for a bacon grid too.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

my loins are burning

my loins are burning
original watercolor and ink painting of pork loin
5x5, $75 SOLD

***UPDATE : Prints now available ***

Admittedly, not a great situation for a dinner party, but funny none the less.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

he had a weird foot fetish

he had a weird foot fetish.

original watercolor and ink painting of pig's foot
5x5 inches

***UPDATE #1: Prints now available ***


***UPDATE #2: Steve wouldn't let me sell this one. It's now in a place of honor above his desk. In our bedroom. ***


***UPDATE #3: No, he does not have a foot fetish.***




This one was a late addition idea. I felt like this series was a little too dude heavy, so I wanted to have something mocking guys. And as a huge bonus, pig's trotters are insanely fun to paint. I *think* we may keep this one. :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

are you a top sirloin, or a bottom?

top sirloin
original watercolor and ink painting
5x5, SOLD

***UPDATE: Prints now available ***

This was another one where I had a long debate over which cut of meat was funnier to use(top round? top sirloin?). Sirloin clearly won.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

upskirt steak

upskirt steak
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x 5
Available, $75.

racy, I know.

Skirt steak is pretty awesome. Beefy, chewy, cheap. And it's the diaphragm. Yea.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

i like big butts

i like big butts
original watercolor and ink painting
5 x5 inches, SOLD

***UPDATE - prints now available***

Another hat tip to Sir-Mix-Alot, who used a surprisingly high number of meat references in his work....

Here's a little PSA -- pork butt (aka Boston Butt) is NOT from the pig's rear. It is the top of the shoulder. There isn't really a clear consensus on WHY it is called a butt, but some historians believe it has to do with the colonial American practice of storing this cheap cut of pork in large casks or barrels (also known as "butts").

I think I just made Sir-Mix-ALot sad.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

baby got fatback

baby got fatback
original watercolor and ink painting of pork fat back.
5 x 5 inches - SOLD


**** UPDATE: Prints now available ****

Fat back, aka back fat, is, well, fat from a pig's back. It is delicious. It can be rendered into lard, salted for salt pork, and cured for the Italian charcuterie, lardo.

Also, if you're awesome, you'll eat it fried as chicharrones. If you're my friend, you'll only eat 4505 Meats chicharrones, because they are the best and I am STOCKED up.

Hat tip to the one and only Sir-Mix-A-Lot (who incidentally played a Halloween show on campus during my college years) for the classic caption.

Part of the MEAT MARKET art show, at Pot + Pantry, San Francisco. May 6 - 27, 2011


prime ribbed for her pleasure

prime ribbed for her pleasure
original watercolor and ink painting
5 x5 inches. SOLD


***UPDATE - Prints now available.***


I have to give credit to my brother-in-law for coming up with the "ribbed for her pleasure line." (Laaaadies.... he's single.)

Anywho, we went through a lot of rib-iterations before settling on prime rib, mostly because it was the coolest to draw. Baby back ribs, spare ribs? Not so much, at least in their raw form.

Monday, June 6, 2011

i'm more of a leg man.

i'm more of a leg man
original watercolor and ink painting.
5x5 inches on watercolor paper.
Original available. $75


Friday, June 3, 2011

i'm more of a breast man.

i'm more of a breast man.
original watercolor and ink painting.
5x5 original SOLD

Lamb breast. It's good folks.

***UPDATE. Prints now available ***

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

get some oxtail

get some oxtail.
original watercolor and ink painting.
5 x 5 inches, mounted on board and ready to hang
Available. $75.

***UPDATE*** Prints available here.

Oxtail, totally not only from ox (which are castrated male cattle). Can also be from female cows or bulls ("intact" male cattle). Nice, right?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

stop staring at my rump

stop staring at my rump.
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, ORIGINAL SOLD

** UPDATE ** Prints now available online.

I loved researching this one. I don't discuss it often, but a ton of research goes into most of my paintings, especially for this more recent series of cuts of meat. Accuracy is as important to me as humor, mostly because I love researching, but also because I want respect of any chefs who might like my work.

For this series, I was basically looking for the quintessential or archetypal version of that particular cut of meat. For the beef rump, it was clear that a tied up roast was *the* image of rump that I needed to use.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper cut chicken

Papercut Chicken print
papercut chicken. 8.5 x11 print. Available here.

By special request of the enthusiastic team at Ragazza restaurant in San Francisco, I present the fourth in my papercut print series, the humble chicken. Nothing flashy, but the chicken knows you want it. Oh, it knows.

the original papercut chicken

Print of the papercut is available in my shop. But I really do cut out the original papercut by hand from a single sheet of paper. I haven't quite been able to perfect the mounting of the original papercuts, which is why I haven't added original papercuts to my shop yet. But I'm working on it.

Friday, May 27, 2011

hanger steak?

hanger steak?
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, $75. Original SOLD

**UPDATE** Prints now available.


I clearly have the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy.

Available for viewing (and purchase!) at Pot + Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

just the tri tip

just the tri tip
original watercolor and ink painting, 5 x5 inches, Original SOLD


**UPDATE** Prints now available online.

Oh yeah. Thanks to "Archer" for inspiring this piece. (Here's the clip. It's, uh, a bit racy. Sorry parents.)


Available for viewing at Pot and Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

nice rack

nice rack.
Original watercolor and ink on watercolor paper,
mounted on natural fiber panel.

ORIGINAL SOLD


Who doesn't like a nice rack?

5x5 inches. Available for viewing at Pot and Pantry, San Francisco, CA until May 27, 2011.

UPDATE: 8.5 x11 print is now available in the shop!

© Alyson Thomas 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicken Charcoal Butchery

Charcoal chicken butchery
original charcoal chicken diagram

Hello hello!

The MEAT MARKET show was a crazy success, and I'm working on getting a recap together soon! (Check out the Pot + Pantry blog for a great wrap-up for now) I'll also be posting all my work from the show on this site, with links to buy once the show wraps up. There are still pieces available, so hop on over to Pot+Pantry if you're in SF and need some original meat art in your life.

In other news, I've received tons of requests for more chicken art. I had no idea there were so many fervent poultry lovers out there! So rounding out my charcoal butchery diagram series is the humble chicken. You may even want to check out this site to see an interactive version of this bad boy. I don't know, whatever.

Oh, and he's in the shop now too!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Use Every Part - Pig

Use Every Part - Pig Diagram
18 x24 original mixed media on maple board. SOLD


Tonight's the night!

I'm headed out the door (with over 60 bags of homemade bacon caramel corn) to Pot and Pantry for the opening night of my first solo show, MEAT MARKET!

I am so thankful for all the amazing press the show's received so far, from Eater SF, Thrillist, Daily Candy, SF Foodie, Mission Local, ABC 7, and more. It is humbling and insane.

I hope to see lots of folks there tonight, and look forward to meeting you! And I'm also super excited to eat some chili and bacon treats from Nosh This, and spicy pork banh mi (my FAVORITE SANDWICH!) from TomKat. And drink some beer. That's going to be awesome too.

huzzah!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's T-bone

Let's T-bone

Original watercolor and ink illustration, 5x5
original SOLD

**7/26/11 UPDATE** The 8.5x11 "Let's T-bone" print is now available in the shop for $18.

So the MEAT MARKET art show is shaping up quite nicely. I'm so excited that we have some awesome food vendors coming now: Nosh This, purveyor of Bacon Crack and other sweet and savory meaty treats, and new asian food truck, TomKat, which happens to be co-run with my favorite bar tender at my favorite bar, The Alembic. Oh yeah, and I got the hook-up with the generous pork lovers at 4505 Meat, so yes, there will be chicharrones. How could there not be?

The above painting is a little taste of some of the new art I've been working on. they are.... a little cheeky to say the least. (Sorry mom and dad!)

Ok. Back to painting my NY Striptease Steak.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MEAT MARKET - Art show for Carnivores

MEAT MARKET art show flier


Radio silence from Drywell HQ, right? That's just because my head's been down, furious working on all new, all original, all meaty artwork for my very first solo art show, MEAT MARKET. (official press release thingie below). I am beyond excited. And also very hungry. Looking at and drawing meat all day is creating drool stains on my desk.

I've rarely ever sold original artwork, so it has been exciting and challenging to create so many for the show. And I think they are pretty awesome. I'll be revealing some works in the days leading up to the show! MEAT MARKET will be held at the ever-lovely Pot+Pantry kitchen shop in the Mission.

The show will be up for a couple of weeks, but you really want to come to the opening night reception on Friday, May 6th from 6 to 9pm. There will be tasty, meaty snacks (perhaps some homemade goodies by me??) and drinks, and because I have a street food fetish, some awesomesauce street food vendors will be set up outside, selling their deliciousness.

So come one, come all, to Pot + Pantry on Friday May 6th, and have your mind blown by meat art.

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04.26.11

‘Meat Market’ - a solo art show from Alyson Thomas of Drywell Art - is debuting in all its meaty glory at an opening reception at Pot + Pantry on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The show will feature all original, all new, and all quirky meat art. This show is definitely NSFV (not safe for vegetarians). The reception will feature some free treats and drinks, as well as food from local street food vendors - including awesome savory and sweet meat treats from NoshThis - for sale outside, you know, on the streets.

Alyson Thomas creates both realistic and fantastical butchery diagrams. She left her job as an Asylum Officer for the US Government in a very un-well-thought-out plan to have a more creative life. In 2010, she started a daily drawing project - Meat Sections - where she drew hundreds of butchery-style diagrams. Among her most popular works are the “Meat My City” series of posters including “San Francisco is for Carnivores.” Her website is www.drywellart.com.

Pot + Pantry is a kitchen boutique in the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, owned by Donna Suh Wageman, that specializes in new and gently used kitchenware. They also carry a small assortment of food products from local artisans. Pot and Pantry located at 3412 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110.

For more information, contact Alyson at ilovedrywell@gmail.com or Donna at info@potandpantry.com


Saturday, April 9, 2011

corn dog

corn dog
Original watercolor and ink illustration

I hate corn dogs. HATE them. LOVE sausages (hot dogs are just so/so for me). LOVE cornbread. The nauseating combo on a stick? No thanks.

I'll attribute that to an episode in a Bennigan's following a trip to Six Flags Over Texas, where I ate a corn dog and rode on Flashback roller coaster. As soon as we walked in to the restaurant, I promptly vomited my corn dog in the waiting area. never again.

But I illustrated one anyway, in honor of my good friend Kai, proprietor of Nosh This and unrelenting pusher of "Bacon Crack"*. He's in Chicago RIGHT NOW selling his bacon studded goodies at Bacon Fest Chicago, wearing some t-shirts I designed.

Anywho, Kai loves corn dogs and requested a meat section of them a while back. National Corn Dog Day, to be exact. I demurred, ever so politely, but thought I'd give in now. Though if I REALLY wanted to have an accurate diagram, the corn dog diagram would look more like this:

how i really feel about corn dogs


yuck.



*that's bacon almond toffee covered in chocolate. yeah. it's good.

Monday, April 4, 2011

we turned meat art into food

Lots of it. A couple months ago, I announced that I would be donating 10% of the proceeds from the "Meat My City" posters sales to a food bank in the respective city.

Well, the first quarter returns are in! To see which city won with the most donations, and how much food can be distributed, head over to my main blog here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

tablecloth meat sections

pigtable
original crayon on paper tablecloth

So there's this pizza place in SF that I love - Pauline's Pizza. They have been in the city forever, and most of their produce comes from their own farm, and they even produce their own "pizza wine" on their family vineyards. It's a fun, low-key place with really creative pizza toppings (padron pepper puree, anyone?).

Anywho, they have white paper tablecloths, and a jar of crayons on every table, presumably to keep children occupied, but hey, it works for me too. I went there a couple weeks ago with a few friends and drew the little piggie during a lengthy wait for our special order pizza.*

No biggie, right? Except when I went to the bathroom, I noticed this:

pauline's pizza cow
original crayon on paper tablecloth

The tablecloth from my LAST visit a few weeks prior! Totally crazy, right? There are no other doodles up on the wall, so I of course took this as a compliment. I told our waiter that I drew that and he said that the whole staff loved it and pointed out where the crew had included the Spanish words for the beef cuts. They are super stars, those folks at Pauline's pizza.



*They actually made it incorrectly twice, but were super nice about it, giving us half of a correctly made pizza and then an EXTRA LARGE pie, all comped. Love them.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Portland Knows How to Pork

Portland Knows how to Pork full shot

Back to the left coast is the fourth in the "Meat My City" poster series: Portland!

Portland may be known as a vegetarian friendly city, but meat-eaters there know that Portland really knows how to pork. Especially if it's a heritage breed, woodland-raised, hyper-local, organic acorn-fed, use-it-all-nose-to-tail pigs (named Fred).*

Portland poster, words close up


This is a poster of a hand-drawn map of Portland neighborhoods, in the form of a pig butchery diagram. In addition to the (MANY!) neighborhoods, there are some pig parts diagrammed, like ham, jowl, secret bacon, etc.

Portland poster pig, close up

As I mentioned earlier this year, I'll be donating 10% of the sale price of each poster to a food charity in each city. For each Portland poster sold, I'll donate $2.50 to the Oregon Food Bank.

The poster is available in my shop, right here.


*I may or may not be watching a lot of Portlandia lately.

Friday, March 4, 2011

BIG MEATY NEWS

STEAK window display @ Williams Sonoma, featuring "The Cook and The Butcher"

At the close of last year, I alluded to a major collaboration with a big time company in my newsletter. I had to keep quiet for the time being, but now I can finally announce that I illustrated a cookbook.....
.
.
.
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.......for Williams-freaking-Sonoma!!


The Cook and the Butcher

The Cook and The Butcher is a meat cookbook (obviously) written by Brigit Brinns with FAQs answered by Tom Moylan, of the Meat Hook in Brooklyn. It is helpfully broken into chapters by animal - cow, pig, veal, and lamb - and then further into recipes for each primal cut for each animal. At the beginning of each chapter, you'll see a badass charcoal butchery diagram illustration by me.

cow butchery diagram in The Cook and The Butcher

The publisher, Weldon Owen, contacted me back in September last year after stumbling across my work on Etsy. I was floored, to say the least. I love Williams Sonoma and it was quite an honor to have my art in one of their cookbooks.

pig butchery diagram in The Cook and The Butcher

Weldon Owen commissioned new charcoal drawings from me, based on the popular charcoal diagrams available in my shop. I think the printing came out so saturated and crisp, and the folks at Weldon Owen were awesome to work with (and even purchased the original commissioned artworks to decorate their office!)

veal butchery diagram in The Cook and The Butcher

sheep butchery diagram in The Cook and The Butcher


The Cook and The Butcher is only available at Williams Sonoma for the time being, but if you want my name in the book, you'll have to wait for the wider release in September (preorder on Amazon).*

Hooray for being able to add "cookbook illustrator" to my burgeoning art resume!!


* There was a snafu in the initial printing, where my credit line was accidentally omitted. It will most definitely be in the larger wider release of the book, however!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy National Pork Day!

Happy National Pork Day!
original pencil drawing

I apparently didn't get the memo until late in the day, but March 1st is National Pork Day. Which is of course super great.

I whipped up this little sketch in honor of the sacred day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

National Margarita Day!

margarita meat sections
original watercolor and ink illustration


So apparently today is National Margarita Day. Which makes total sense, because what libation is more desirable on a 40 degree February day? (serious, what the hell, National Margarita Board, or whoever came up with Feb. 22 to commemorate this drink?)


Anyways, still a good enough reason to make a margarita meat section. Though I do prefer mine on the rocks, with salt, in a short old fashioned glass. none of that frozen nonsense.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

drywell turns meat art into food. like MAGIC!

A quick not-so-little announcement about drywell art: This year, I'll be donating 10% of all "Meat My City" poster sales to a local food bank for each city.

Pop on over to my main blog, ilovedrywell, to learn why and for more details!

12.07.10

Seattle Eats Local

San Francisco is for Carnivores - Red

Monday, January 24, 2011

Drywell and Meat Sections are FAMOUS!

OMG My art is in the newspaper!

Mildly anyways.

Yesterday, I had the surreal honor of being featured in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle newspaper! (Under the appropriately named "Hot Stuff" column in the Home & Garden section)

A freelance writer contacted me out of the blue a couple weeks ago and interviewed me for about 40 minutes. (Apparently she found me via Thrillist. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE those guys??)

I'm forever indebted to her for including this quote of mine in the article: "I'm just kind of riding this meat train for a while." My law professors would be so proud...

Check out the whole article here on sfgate.com.

P.S. LOVE this comment from the web edition of the article. "I just love the line, "San Francisco is for Carnivores" it'll give all the people outside of California a moment to scratch their heads to think that we are all vegan hippies." He totally gets it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bizarre Foods #2 - Horchata

Bizarre Foods # 2 - Horchata
original watercolor and ink illustration.

I remember watching the Spain episode of Bizarre Foods and being shocked at how absolutely disgusted Andrew Zimmern was after taking a sip of this sweet nutty drink. I mean, this is a guy who gleefully chows down on bull testicles, pig's ears, and unborn chickens. And I drank horchata. I LOVED horchata. Well, Mexican horchata anyways. Perhaps the Spaniards had it all wrong?

A quick a-googling revealed that while Mexican horchata is made with rice, sugar and cinnamon, soaked in water then whirred together, Spanish horchata is made with tiger nuts, or chufa, which apparently isn't a nut at all, but rather a tuber. So maybe Andrew was on to something?

Fast forward to 2009, when I traveled to Barcelona on my honeymoon. After our breakfast of cava and an iberico ham sandwich (ohgoodgodhowimissspain) we sought out some horchata. And you know what? It was freaking delicious! Yes, different than the rather milky Mexican horchata, but pleasingly nutty and refreshing.

Which leads me to ponder if Andrew's disgust was due to expectations based on a simple misunderstanding of the ingredients. Perhaps he was expecting a drink made from tiger's nuts?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bizarre Foods #1 - Porcupine Stuffed with Potatoes & Bacon

Porcupine stuffed with Potatoes and Bacon
original watercolor and ink illustration

Part one in an ode to the fabulously adventurous and frequently gross food travel show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. He tackled this stuffed spiky rodent on the 2008 holiday special. I believe it is a native american dish of some sort, but I could be wrong....

Way back in 2010, I received an email informing me that Andrew Zimmern, yes THE Andrew Zimmern was following me on Twitter. Immediately, an idea was born to do a "Bizarre Foods" week here on Meat Sections. The whole pesky "success" thing got in the way as throngs of fans clamored for more Meat Sections art* and the idea got put on the backburner. But 2011 is still fresh and shiny, so here is installment No. 1 of "Bizarre Foods", Meat Sections style.



*Ok, that may have been an exaggeration. But yeah, shows and the ole Etsy shop did prevent me from keeping up with the meaty art production.