A couple of cyber friends keep back-yard chickens. They seem to enjoy the birds, and enjoy the fresh eggs. But they don’t seem interested in moving from “farm to fork” with the chickens. There is a farm near here that teaches a Saturday course in poultry processing, I think it starts something like take one chicken, remove head, set aside head. I know my grandmothers knew how to kill and clean chickens, but modernity had settled in by the time I came along and they no longer processed their own. I am not sure I ever saw my mother start with a whole chicken. I can only remember her buying them cut up and them mostly just parts. Parts is parts. My grandmother, taught me to cut up a whole chicken. Fewer and fewer people seem to know what to do with a whole chicken. It really is basics of good cooking and good value. When cutting up chickens, among other things you rapidly realize that a chicken does not have nuggets, nuggets don’t correspond to any part of the anatomy of that bird. I don’t think you should be able to graduate from high school without knowing how to cut up a chicken.