Posts Tagged ‘Butchery Skills’

A Butcher’s Life for Me

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

There’s a tremendous beauty in the English language. We, unlike some of our European neighbours, have been blessed with an abundant tongue based on rich, ancient foundations. We have an instrument of expression that when used correctly can work incredible magic. Words can make us fall in love, do things we don’t want to do, […]

James Whelan Butchers: Butcher Apprentice Programme

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 in Good Food | No Comments »

Love meat?  Love people?  You may be the person we’re looking for to join our team. With a 50 year tradition in producing and retailing the finest meat, James Whelan Butchers is looking to recruit trainee butchers for our retail stores  in Clonmel & Dublin.  We believe in “nose to tail” butchery and have a […]

Butchery Classes – James Whelan Butchers May 2012

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 in Good Food | 2 Comments »

Butchery Classes at James Whelan Butchers are carried out by our team of skilled butchers. We offer a range of evening courses aimed at teaching you all about the meat, where it comes from, how and when it is used and also a range of basic butchery skills. Our butchers are fully trained skillful professionals, […]

James Whelan Butchers: Thrift in the Kitchen

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

    “During the war years and beyond culinary skills were tested to the limit. Housewives were proud to play their part in helping with the war effort. Many, self taught, embraced the art of cooking enthusiastically. They used limited resources ingeniously, respecting the available ingredients and avoiding waste. Above all, they were prepared to […]

James Whelan Butchers: Nose to Tail Adventures

Friday, August 19th, 2011 in Foodie Articles | 1 Comment »

  The Butcher’s Apprentice; I just can’t help thinking it would make a great name for a heavy rock band or perhaps a race horse. It’s on my mind at present because apprentice positions have just opened up here at James Whelan Butchers and with the Leaving Certificate results hot off the presses, new careers […]

Video Guide: Turkey Boning

Monday, November 29th, 2010 in Video Guides | No Comments »

Ever had a turkey that didn’t fit your oven? Learn to remove the legs and bone your turkey this Christmas with this new video guide for Turkey Boning . Watch our master craftsman Alistair take you through the step-by-step procedure of Turkey Boning which reduces the size of the turkey so it can fit any oven.

Video Guide: Knife Sharpening

Friday, November 12th, 2010 in Video Guides | 4 Comments »

Have you ever wondered how to keep your knifes from going blunt? Watch Alastair show you a simple technique that butchers use to keep their knives razor sharp called ‘Steeling a knife’. With this technique you will never struggle  to carve a Sunday roast, Christmas turkey or Easter lamb ever again.