Rusty Bowers is a bona-fide Meat Magician. He’s the owner of Pine Street Market in the Avondale Estates neighborhood of Atlanta. If you visit his website, you’ll be greeted with the giant words, “Know Your Butcher.” As Atlanta’s only whole animal butcher, Rusty aims to bridge the gaps between both farmers and butchers and butchers and customers. Kat sits down with Rusty to talk about how a trip to Italy kickstarted his love of cooking and why he believes attending culinary school was one of his best decisions.

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