As part of HRN’s lead-up to the Charleston Wine + Food festival, Chef Craig Deihl joins The Farm Report this week to tuck into meat that matters. Deihl is the Executive Chef of Cypress in Charleston, SC, and founder of the restaurant’s in-house charcuterie program, the Artisan Meat Share. Deihl is passionate about preserving meat and the requisite skills of the craft, from the farm to the butcher, and is a founding member of the Butcher’s Guild. Through a partnership with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Carolina Heritage Farm, Deihl became the first chef in over 100 years to utilize the rare American Guinea Hog. This seems like an awfully long time between meals, and Deihl explains the gap by diving further into what conservation looks like in the kitchen.

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