/London's Ginger Pig Breaks Down Lamb

London's Ginger Pig Breaks Down Lamb


Yesterday I took a stroll though London’s Borough Market and the butchers at the Ginger Pig were breaking down lambs. I dashed over to the shop to document this beautiful process in which no part is wasted. Using meat saws and cleavers, and boning knives the butchers masterfully harvested rib racks, Barnsley chops, shanks, suet, kidneys, and more. You can see all the shots on Flickr here.

2016-01-07T03:38:43+00:00 May 26th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Meat, Offal|3 Comments


  1. Hande May 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    oh, wow, are you sure that is lamb? When I compare that to my lovely little lambs here in Rome…. Must have a pic of Annibale breaking one down somewhere. They are definitely so small that half a lamb with head is usually just 2,3 kilos….

  2. Katie May 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    yup im positive it’s lamb! Annibale is hooking you up with young lambs, practically newborn if they weigh so little. these are older, and therefore bigger. I didnt ask the age and hesitate to estimate but after seeing them, i kinda understand why pajata has gotten so bit lately!

  3. Katie May 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Oh and for home butchers, here is a cool step-by-step guide to lamb butchering: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2008/nov/19/foodanddrink?picture=339592343

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