YES! It's interesting to see how the oddball animals, python, alligator, nutria, and such get butchered. I was surprised to see a well known Traveling Butcher from the PNW, get eliminated. Never miss Forged In Fire either ..JJ
Found it by accident channel surfing...I thought it was quite interesting and entertaining...
I'll watch a few more times to see if theres anything to be learned but I'm guessing it probably wont be a "go to" program, but if I'm bored and it's on I'll certainly tune it in.
Truly educational? No, they are generally moving too fast to see, say how to remove a Flat Iron Steak from the Primal Chuck. But a Popcorn and Cold Beer bit of entertainment, that WE can relate to, it's worth watching...JJ
Outside of the production drama, rather enjoy it. My childhood friends father was a butcher by trade in the 60's/70's when they still broke down sides in the local market. Seemed so interesting, we were taught how to use and respect both knives and the meat. Grew up thinking everyone ate slab belly bacon. Never knew so many guys with so many missing finger parts.
I just watched the 1st episode via On-Demand.
Kind'a interesting and I did learn a bit more about butchering a gator.
And I'll give them half credit for at least trying to throw a token gesture at the 'History' of butchering and using one of the old tools of the trade.