A good friend of mine Vadim Akimenko of the future Akimenko Meats is a butcher who has a very intense passion for what he does. At the end of this process, of a 211 pound pig only 1 pound of meat was thrown away. It went on to feed quite a lot of people.
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Music: Kings of Convenience - "Gold in the Air of Summer"
In our Barbecue Nation video series, SAVEUR takes a closer look at the lives of America's finest practitioners of this highly specialized, highly personal art. In our third and final stop, we check out Payne's BBQ in Memphis, where the pork is chopped, not pulled, and piled high with mustard slaw.
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