CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Peter Jackson, Boucherie Meats

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Peter Jackson, Boucherie Meats

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland  for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.

Boucherie Artisanal Meats is a Berkeley-based preserved meats company dedicated to providing Cajun-style sausages, bacon, and ham with the best locally sourced, sustainably, and humanely raised meats. “Boucherie” is more than a nice French name for a purveyor of cut meats. A ‘boucherie” is also a traditional Cajun festival during which families gather, animals are butchered in preparation for the winter and folks celebrate their ties to the land, each other and the cultures that make our lives beautiful.

Born and raised in Berkeley in the shadow of Chez Panisse, Peter has been a chef for more than 30 years and says he’s been “into food my whole life.” Having grown up around the tradition of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse was both influential and inspiring, Peter says. Although he never worked at the famed restaurant, he says he did stage there a couple times. Instead, he began working in both French and New Orleans style restaurants (including the former Miss Pearl’s in Jack London) where he became familiar with Louisiana cooking and developed a love for Cajun-style meats.

Bringing to the Bay Area the flavors and styles of Cajun cuisine, from Andouille sausage to Tasso ham, Boucherie Artisanal Meats strives to connect the gourmet quality of our products with their roots in the values of the Cajun community. By using exclusively sustainably and humanely sourced meats, employing artisanal handcrafting methods and operating with the well-being and needs of our local communities first in our minds, Boucherie celebrates our inextricable ties to the animal world, our lives as a human family and the beautiful and various culinary traditions that identify, sustain and delight us.

All demos take place at the CUESA Classroom (adjacent to the info booth at Broadway & Water Street) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

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