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Del Maiale No Si Butta Niente

Photography By Seth Gould | June 04, 2015
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“Don’t throw away anything of the pig”

Made from pig bone and copper, this meat cleaver crafted by metal smith Seth Gould is a stunning embodiment of the environmental mantra “Do not throw anything away.” The phrase comes from an Italian proverb “del maiale no si butta niente,” which reflects a culinary practice common in Italy: Use everything from the pig (maiale), from its blood to its liver.

Gould’s meat cleaver is part of the exhibition “Dining & Discourse: A Discussion in Three Courses” that looks critically at the intrinsic relationship between craft and dining, featuring 26 emerging and mid-career artists working in wood, glass, ceramics, fiber, metal and mixed media.

“Dining & Discourse: A Discussion in Three Courses” runs until May 10 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002,

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