Flint Expatriate Kara Tambellini (seated third from left in front of the pig's feet) and her students learn the art of butchery from Camas Davis (standing with guest of honor). Photo by Holly Andres for The New York Times Magazine.
When I was in high school in the eighties, the most exotic classes at Powers were choir and European History. Things are a little different in Portland at the Oregon Episcopal School. Flint expatriate Kara Tambellini, formerly of Stone Street and Brookside Drive, just finished teaching a week-long class in butchery with the help of butcher Camas Davis that caught the attention of The New York Times Magazine. Marnie Hanel reports:
Butchery is a new course being offered by the Oregon Episcopal School, an independent preparatory academy that prides itself on “inquiry-based learning.” Each year, the week before spring break, called Winterim, is reserved for experimental education projects. Some students go dog-sledding in Minnesota. Others play Dungeons & Dragons or opt for an intensive course in the art of hat-making. Recently, an English teacher at the school, Kara Tambellini, read an article about the Portland Meat Collective and proposed a course on butchery.No word yet on whether any of the students plan to relocate to Flint for a job at Abbott's Meats.