Sunday, April 02, 2006

My Son, the Butcher

Thankfully, this does not mean that he has become a serial killer and is now known by a 3-name moniker like John Wayne Gacy. It means that he was just hired as an apprentice butcher by the family owned, full-service Schaub’s Meat, Fish & Poultry at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.

Owing to this most fortunate of events (I assume I will, at some point, be tasting everything they sell), I have decided to let him off the hook for the weekly cooking lessons, if he so chooses, for two reasons: One, his work schedule is 10:45 am to 7:15 pm, meaning he will not get home until 7:45, which is too late to start dinner. Secondly, he will be learning about stuffings, marinades, sausage-making, and all manners of fish, fowl, and meat, which will contribute to his culinary skills.

He is quite excited about this job, even though they are making him shave off his goatee. So tomorrow is the appointed start date. If you happen on by Schaub’s, look for the good-looking tall kid with the great smile!

1 comment:

Ivonne said...

I am fortunate enough to count several butchers as close friends and I have the highest respect for what they do.

I come from a family that regards a relationship with your butcher among the most important you'll ever have!

Congratulations to your son. I think it's wonderful that he's chosen this path!