Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter


      Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter
By top female butcher at London s acclaimed Ginger Pig, a memoir of coming of age behind the counter, exploring butchery as an art form and taking an incisive look at an industry on the brink.When sixteen year old Jessica Wragg applied for a job at the local farm shop in her hometown of Chesterfield, England, she never expected to land a position behind the all male butchery counter Young and enthusiastic, and fueled by a newfound fascination with the craft, Wragg quickly found herself the ultimate outsider among seasoned experts who spoke a secret language to fool customers and who were reluctant to share the tricks of their trade with a novice.A decade later, against all odds, Wragg is a rising star in an industry that is steeped in tradition, and often problematically set in its ways Like her female counterparts in the restaurant world, she has had to fight to establish herself in the meat industry, memorizing muscle and bone and tendon, while battling sexism and ageism, and returning home with blood on her boots at the end of fourteen hour days.Wragg blends her personal journey with a rich history of butchery and a lyrical exploration of the sanctity of her craft She also takes a clear eyed look at the contemporary meat industry, as readers accompany her from butchering her first carcass to navigating the ever changing ideologies around ethical meat consumption Girl on the Block is a raw, rollicking tour through one of one of the world s oldest, dirtiest, and most fascinating professions. New Download Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter By Jessica Wragg For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Jessica Wragg is an author from Derbyshire A butcher since she was sixteen, her first book entitled Girl on the Block, will be published by Dey Street on the 6th August 2019 It combines her love of writing with a career in the meat industry spanning over a decade Her previous work has appeared in various publications, notably Lenny Letter and Vice Throughout her career, she has been featured in the independent, the Daily Mail, and starred in short films with Channel 4, ABC and the BBC as well as working on a nationwide media campaign for Tabasco sauce She regularly takes part in talks and panel discussions regarding women in male dominated industries and is Red Cross ambassador for the EmpowHER campaign She currently resides in Brixton, South London

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      Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter
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  • ebook
  • 256 pages
  • Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter
  • Jessica Wragg
  • 26 September 2018
  • 0062863940

10 thoughts on “ Girl on the Block: A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter

  1. says:

    he vein of the tell all foodie memoir trend, ala Anthony Bourdain or Sweetbitter Britain s top female butcher tells the story of how a simple job at 16 behind the local butcher counter in Chesterfield, England led to her journey as a rising star She pulls the curtain back on the all male meat industry and gives us a ringside seat to what it was like to be the only woman in the ultra competitive, tradition bound industry.Finding herself behind the all male counter, her too large boots an he vein of the tell all foodie memoir trend, ala Anthony Bourdain or Sweetbitter Britain s top female butcher tells the story of how a simple job at 16 behind the local butcher counter in Chesterfield, England led to her journey as a rising star ...

  2. says:

    Such a lovely, true tale of the struggle of a young woman in a unique setting Inspiring journey that leaves you cheering for Wragg every step of the way

  3. says:

    I learned a lot about the art of butchering through reading this book and certainly developed a greater appreciation for it, for animals and the respect we need to pay to any meat on our plates or in our markets That said, the book was a tad disjointed in places no pun intended as it would switch from butchery to personal travails I know that s what a memoir is all about, but I found the interspersed bits about dating problems to be a distraction in that they didn t add much to the story and I learned a lot about the art of butchering t...

  4. says:

    Reviewed for Shelf Awareness I read this coming from a farming and restaurant background and still found it entertaining and educational I loved the bits on how to tie a roast, cut a chicken, etc, plus Jessica Wragg s life story...

  5. says:

    At 16, Jess applied for a job at a nearby farm shop and ended up in the butcher department At first she was a little put off by it but then decided to learn all that she could In addition to the personal story of her development in the butcher trade, she tells us about the history of the meat industry taking us to modern practices Like may foodie memoirs but also not like them because this is a deeply different perspective from those who cook or create meals Interesting reading especiall At 16, Jess applied for a job at a nearby farm shop and ended up in the butcher department At first she was a little put off by it but then decided to learn all that she could In addition to the personal story of her development in the butcher trade, she tells us ...

  6. says:

    Unless you re super interested in the art of butchery and the specifics of every cut of meat as described by a body dysmorphic and ethically sketchy Millennial, don t bother with this book I wish I hadn t.

  7. says:

    16yo Jessica has her first job behind the butchery counter Told meabout meat than I ever wanted to know.

  8. says:

    Nice memoir, less about butchery than I expected, andabout the author finding herself in that world But easy to read and interesting.

  9. says:

    A great commentary on the meat industry from a personal perspective

  10. says:

    Felt disjointed and awkward in places.

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