How Master Butcher John Ratliff Is Making New York’s Best Salami - Prime Time

Published on Mar 26, 2018
Ends Meat, in Industry City Brooklyn, is the home to some of NY's best whole animal charcuterie. Join hosts Brent Young and Ben Turley, owners of The Meat Hook, for a masterclass in salami making with John Ratliff and a conversation about the state of affairs in meat production.
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  • We really hope you love the behind the scenes look at the world of meat processing and all the crazy characters involved. Our own master butchers, Ben and Brent of The Meat Hook, are going to heading back to their shop to do some of their own meat-based experimentation. Is there anything you'd like to see them try and make?

  • IM dating salami while whatching this

  • That looks fabulous. It sure beats what I can make at home, though my bacon is pretty good. I'd love to be able to walk in and talk sausage. The guy at my local place wouldn't know cured sausage from fresh, he's useless, he opens packages and puts fresh sausage on trays. What good is that? I might as well go to the supermarket at that rate. Very depressing.

  • Couple things to note: pornstash didn't wear a hat, and we all see why he should! The meat guy (yeah I'm calling him that) must produce the greatest meat, only great producers of anything start off with the flaws they see, and tell you other people are making better products! It's that searching for perfection that makes them the best!

  • Boy do I love Salami and parma ham. I once got a nice piece of Salami from a Polish shop.

  • LOVE seeing shops like this. Old world style... none of this walmart crap.

  • Im eating salami watching this

  • Why does he look like KEEMSTAR

  • Buy papa Murphy's stock

  • Salami is meat cheese

  • So Prime Time. You hiring?

  • Ummm just one question... Where's Ya beard net mate!

  • I just realized.#MarioAndLuigi. Great show.

  • Regarding the prosciutto topic, I would definitely be one to ask if he had it, but he makes a great point that consumers (such as myself) never think about. He would have to continuously make a product that he wouldn't be able to begin selling for two years. I have no idea what the cost would be, but for a guy who had no outside funding, it could ruin his business.

  • Extra hairy ass werewolf arms are cutting and making salami...Gross

  • This guy looks exactly like Travis Brown the fighter.

  • fagget

  • wait so salami is uncooked meat.. huh

  • warowl?

  • Heh....little package...more like thicc salami amirite

  • This place makes legit meat products but holy hell is it expensive. My GF once bought a lamb shoulder form Meat Hook and it cost her over $100 dollars and was cut wrong. The best deal are the sausages. Best sausages I ever had and less than $100 dollars.

  • This was great. Im often disappointed in how local product producers undercut the flavor and value of their product to elevate the interactivity aspect. Those cured meats are without question better in flavor and taste. Hes just soo level headed about it. And thats great. I hope they survive for many many decades.

  • "the best salami in ny" is just a good salami... not worth a quarter of what u hipsters probably pay for it bc ist " the best in ny"

  • This made me goo

  • Bored as hell

  • Watching here now , April 21,2018 In alb.,nm , and yes he did say New Mexico chili. 👍the chili capitol of the world . Fact.

  • I'm in love. I need to move to New York, about 2 blocks from this place so I can go there every day. The passion in his craft makes me love that guy.

  • Eat a lot less meat, eat meat that is grown ethically, learn to use the most parts of the animal you can, don't buy your meat at a superstore, buy it at your local butcher, if you still have one.

  • Fuck yes ! Some one is from New Mexico !!!!

  • This is the type of shop I want to support. Love the humility!

  • WHERE’S NICK?!

  • Was watching this with a friend, and a serious high-five happened as soon as we heard John is from New Mexico. (it is our home state) Then my next comment was it must be powdered red chile. Getting fresh red or green at all is near impossible when you get too far away.

  • Angry ass Seth Rogen

  • Meanwhile i eat prosciutto every day here in Europe 😎

  • 4:40

  • I like homemade but $300 a pound for interaction is not worth it. I do not care how great the conversation is.

  • BOOKS ARE MAGIC!

  • is it trendy to act and talk like these people? Cursing like middle schoolers about their food.

  • I thought that was Keemstar in the video thumbnail

  • Are these dudes together?

    • Nah. Nevermind. They get along too well.

  • Gotta come here to support!

  • 1:45 The guys explicitly says that he doesn't make salami, but then he says that he's gonna make salami xd

  • Thought it was Keemstar in the thumbnail

  • John Ratliff sounds EXACTLY like Seth Rogen, it's uncanny. You can hear it specifically at 6:05 and 6:20

  • Coolest butcher ever.

  • The sadness is big grocery drove out many of the butcher shops by late 80s. Now folks are trying to piece together the old butcher shops and its traditions/styling...all the time saying " this is hip and happening". We gave a lot away to the big grocery, they gave us sh!t food but at a discount.

  • You would hope someone with such a large beard would also wear a hair net on that thing.

  • Staphlocaucus yeah no thanks that stuff has almost killed me sevetal times

  • 2 words , hipster salami

  • Pornstash

  • how much would a whole log of salami typically cost, something made like this

  • these hosts are weird af

  • That's actually Travis Browne

  • The bearded guy is so angry about his work. I would never buy anything he made.

  • Nick Solares was The Meat Show... This is Prime Time. Stop asking where's Nick. These guys are great.

  • Gotta have that firmingtation! ;*) Great video. Thanks. :)

  • The blonde dude looks like the miz

  • Humble... 😊

  • You said "New Mexico chile" does that mean you're not using Bueno? No Hatch? For shame!

  • I the one wich is NOT salami a Bondiola? that stuff is awesome!!!

  • mmmmm.. salami !

  • Why do I get the feeling that this product is 10% meat, 90% hipster pretense?

  • Love the hosts and the series, keep it up!

  • Representing the 505

  • looks like connor mcgregor

  • That guys mustache doesn't match his face...Its a beautiful mustache but maybe trim it down a bit.

  • 7:46 When I don't know what to write on my biology test

  • Great vid, love it, liked! But who was filming, vid gave me a headache!

  • This is why vegans are lame. Ain't no one gonna watch a video of new yorks best salad grower.

  • Poor world... What would you do without italian food? And it's called SALAME for Christ sake! Salami is plural for salame: one salame, two salami!!!

  • That is artisan work right there in this video. Would love to be able to try some of that salami with some shaved parmesan and sundried tomatoes.

  • How much money a meat specialist can earn in US? I`ve got master degree in this and earn 700 US dollars in Easter Europe.

  • omg it looks amazing.. i want to stick that up into my ass

  • But yo c'mon man you can't get mad at people for coming asking if you have skirt steak or prosciutto or whatever. They're asking on the off chance that you do have it and they're willing to pay for it, or they just don't know any better

  • What did they say? All I could hear was hipster.

  • Vegans love this channel :D

  • STAPH?!?!???? Staph is used to make salami???? The culture that can kill you is what makes salami. Really? Jesus....

  • Honest and humble.

  • Consideration see unknown mmshxit Indian limited prevent well regulate.

  • I miss the days of low hair hipster cooks

  • my kind of sushi

  • Overpriced preserved food that's what it is. Like "champagne", too much nonsensical rituals for little to no difference in taste.

  • That's not food, it's artwork. Ok, it's food too.

  • Is that Trevor from cowchop lol

  • Listen to his shakey voice and how his hands are always trembling. That guy eats human flesh

  • 5:58 "it'll be coming out whenever 72 hours is from now" so uuuhhhh 72 hours?

  • Passionate and humble - hopefully the customers appreciate it.

  • Mario and Luigi?

  • The guy looks like the dude from badlands

  • Those who dislike this video it's must be a vegan

  • higs

  • Gotta shibari that meat

  • how... a man that works in the industry of meat, doesn't know how to pronounce SALAME.

  • They use staph in their salami? Sounds dangerous

  • This is heaven for normal people and hell for vegans jajajajaajjaja

  • This guy is awesome. He should make a US-tv channel

  • The only guy who enjoyed talking about salami more than Chef Ratliff was Liberace.

  • Hair loading..50% completed

  • you guys need to start using something other than sugar

  • Damn look at that meat hanging. There is a big cost there in the fridge