La Boucherie

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The French butcher shop, or la boucherie, is very transparent–not like the plastic wrap over boneless, skinless chicken breast, but in the way it shows you exactly what you are buying. A chicken will have the head and feet attached, so that you can see its eyes and its feathers and whether it was healthy. You will see pigs’ heads and feet, and the innards of various birds and mammals. In fact, this is because le boucher deals with whole animals. Some might see this picture as a little shop of horrors, but that breast under wraps was indeed connected to a neck and a head and two wings and two legs and two feet with sundry parts inside…

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