Vintage Views: Toy Butcher Shops

Once upon a time there was a child with an elaborate butcher shop instead of a dollhouse, accurate to every detail including primal cuts on tiny hooks, butchers with aprons and cleavers, and even sawdust and blood on the floor. The other children would come to play … and order lamb chops, a smoked ham…

Views of the Butcher’s Chapel

In the old butchers’ district of Limoges, France, there stands a little chapel that is dedicated to the patron saint of butchers. Chapelle Saint-Aurélien was built in the 1470s and was eventually acquired by the guild of butchers, which became the Confrérie Saint Aurélien. This group has maintained it through the years, and venerated the relics of Saint Aurélien, who…

Vintage Views: Butcher Shops

January is National Meat Month, so were are finding ways to examine and celebrate the role of meat in our lives, from recipes and art, to vintage images like these. Did you know that the oldest family business in England is a butcher shop? Operating since 1515, R.J. Balson & Sons celebrated its 500 year…

Best Food Photo of the Year

The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year for 2016 has been announced. There were 7,000 images from around the world competing for top honors. It must be hungry work judging all those photos! This is the first place winner – an action photo of a baker in a flour explosion. Do you love food…