At St Thomas' Anglican Church in the western Sydney suburb of Cranebrook, the altar and pews have been pushed to one side. In their place, a group of about 70 men watch intently as a butcher goes to work on a side of beef suspended from a steel frame.
This is a Men and Meat evening, an event that teaches men about the best cuts and how to cook them. A gourmet butchery owner, Michael Moore, said there is always a good turn out at the events where he gives the men an inside scoop about what cuts are cheap and what to look for in colour and texture. He makes a point of showing them which cuts go into sausages.