Several activities were undertaken to entertain guests, including treating guests to the practice of stockinette meat whacking. This was not merely an activity for those who enjoyed the sport of stockinette hunting; it was also a practice that served as a method of preserving meats used for food and other purposes. Many recipes for southern meals called for scraps of meat from the animals killed to be used as food. The practice of cutting up meat for consumption dates back to the earliest years, and many of the methods and techniques used today reflect this history.
Stockinette bags have been in use for hundreds of years, and today, many people still enjoy using them as a means of preserving meats, vegetables, and fruits for later use. The practice of tying raw beef, mixed with robust sauce, inside large cotton or silk stocking has been around for a few hundred years. The purpose was to keep the meat from spoiling while allowing the juices to form around it to drain away naturally. This practice became popular throughout the United States and England, and eventually, Europe became aware of it.
The practice of using stockinette bags as a means of preserving food has become increasingly popular among meat suppliers and processors. Still, it has also spread throughout the United States and Europe. With the advent of the new technologies of today’s electric grills, it has become relatively inexpensive for people to purchase their electric grills to serve food on. Many companies have come to specialise in this meat preservation method and have even begun to manufacture specialized meat supplies for use in these electric grills. The meat industry is currently experiencing an influx of new customers because of this trend toward meat supply preservation and because consumers realise that they can buy meat in bulk for a lower price than most grocery stores.
These bags originally made of mutton cloth bags are being replaced by other types of bags, including plastic and cloth stockinette bags. These plastic and cloth stockinette bags have been made available to meat suppliers because the original stockinette bags are being discarded. Although stockinette bags have existed for many years, they are losing their popularity in the face of the newer, more modern techniques of meat preservation. Cloth stockinette bags are trendy in the kitchen now for preserving fresh meats, vegetables, and fruits.
There is some controversy regarding the idea of using stockinette bags to preserve food. Those who are against the idea feel that meat should be eaten in its natural state, not being cooked. There is also much debate about whether or not the beef spoiled while stored in stockinette bags will contaminate other food items that come into contact with it after it is cooked. In answer to this issue, most meat suppliers and manufacturers are beginning to use plastic and/or cloth stockinette bags to store their products. This is not only a more cost-efficient but healthier option than mutton cloth bags.