CAMAS DAVIS, BUTCHER
PORTLAND MEAT COLLECTIVE
Camas is challenging expectations, breaking stereotypes and bringing intellectual depth to the art of butchery. In 2009, she founded the Portland Meat Collective, bringing together a network of local consumers looking for a cost-effective way to buy meat directly from Oregon’s small ranchers and farmers, and then teaching these locavores how to butcher at home.
Cutting-Up In The Kitchen by Merle Ellis "I love this old, out-of-print book. It remains one of the best books out there on home butchery and was written so before its time."
"Ask questions, dig deep, find all those old-school butchers who are about to retire and convince them you want to learn. Read books, take chances, volunteer, intern, try and fail and try again. Carve out a space for learning for yourself, because there aren’t many opportunities for learning already laid out for you when it comes to butchery.”