This week on Pivot TV: DARK RYE’s Meat episode brings you the biggest little poultry farm, handmade vegan goodness and wild pigs in Texas
This week’s DARK RYE episode on Pivot TV champions the worth of knowing where your protein comes from, animal or otherwise. See it tonight, Wednesday April 23, on PIVOT network at 11:30pm ET / 8:30pm PT (check with your local cable provider to find out if you get PIVOT).
The Biggest Little Farm: What do you do when you lose a major chunk of your monthly income and have no dough? I never remember to buy 100 meat chickens and 50 laying hens. But that’s what Jason Ring did. Bought some chickens, “an investment in survival,” and started a microfarm that returned him and his family to a condition of original civilization.
Monk’s Meats: When Chris Kim realized that his life as a corporate lawyer was killing him in a slow, lazy way, he quit to become a bike messenger. He quit smoking, started working out, stopped eating meat and became a seitan worshipper. Not merely a meat alternative, seitan is straight-up plant meat that Chris now makes and sells in Brooklyn, New York. Monk’s Meats is his vegetarian un-butcher shop where “healthy” doesn’t compromise with being really damn good.
From The Wild: Jesse Griffiths is a locavore, and you know what’s local to his home state of Texas? Two to three million feral hogs. And even though feral hogs are intelligent survivors who have a knack for not being around—most people have never even seen one—Jesse reflects on their numbers and says pensively, “That’s a lot of food.” An advocate of hunting as part of food culture as opposed to gun culture, Jesse recognizes the need for deep respect for the animal from the kill to the table.
Dig in with us tonight on Pivot network.
DARK RYE is the Whole Foods Market mixtape. It’s where we bring together unconventional pioneers, and it’s loud and kind of raucous—a how-to, a recipe book, a counter-convention dose of sass and entrepreneurialism. Airing Wednesdays on PIVOT network at 11:30pm ET / 8:30pm PT.