Butchery class at Taste Riverina Food Festival

CHOPPING UP: Knights Meat and Deli team leader in sales and quality David Dunbar will share his more than 30 years of experience as part of Taste Riverina Food Festival. Picture: Laura Hardwick

CHOPPING UP: Knights Meat and Deli team leader in sales and quality David Dunbar will share his more than 30 years of experience as part of Taste Riverina Food Festival. Picture: Laura Hardwick

DAVID Dunbar has been a ‘meat artist’ for more than three decades.

He learnt his craft creating a perfectly carved slab of meat from his farmer father, who used to slaughter and keep half a sheep as part of his wages.

Now, Mr Dunbar will share his wealth of knowledge with an eager class at Knights Meats and Deli on Saturday, as part of Taste Riverina Food Festival.

The sold out session will teach how to sharpen knives properly and cut different types of meat to maximise flavour and tenderness. 

Mr Dunbar said common mistakes people made with meat was unsafely cutting towards them or damaging knives by incorrectly sharpening them.

But anyone could become an expert at cutting meat with the right knowledge, he said.

“I’ve had a knife in my hand virtually everyday of my life,” Mr Dunbar said.   

Mr Dunbar said he will look to hold more butchery classes in the future. 

For more information on Taste Riverina Food Festival events, go to www.tasteriverina.com.au

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