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Tom Mylan (born April 26, 1976) is an American butcher, specializing in local, sustainably raised meat. Until 2015, he was the executive butcher and co-owner of The Meat Hook, a butcher shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where they cut, smoke and cure meat that is sourced from small, family-owned farms.
Mr. Mylan has been featured on the Travel Channel's No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel's Food Crafters, NPR's All things Considered and The Brian Lehrer Show, in addition to appearing as a guest lecturer at Yale University. He has written for New York Magazine, Gourmet.com, and he currently writes a column for the Atlantic Magazine Food Channel.
Mr. Mylan is responsible for several community oriented-food projects, including the Unfancy Food Show, an annual, affordable event featuring local, artisanal food producers, which celebrates Brooklyn's return to hand-crafted, environmentally aware food ways.
In 2010 Mr. Mylan was named one of The New York Observer's "Insurgents of 2010," as well as one of the Chow 13, the Chow website's annual list of the most influential people in the U.S. food world.
Tom Mylan has a forthcoming book, The Meat Hook Meat Book, and recently published an iPad application, The Better Bacon Book with Open Air Publishing and Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor.
Born in Southern California, Mr. Mylan has lived in San Francisco, as well as Reno, Nevada. He has made his home in Brooklyn for the past seven years, with his wife, Annaliese Griffin, the editor and co-owner of Brooklyn Based.
- The Meat Hook
- The Unfancy Food Show
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