The gambling stick is a old Appalachian name for a stick used to hang a pig from the limb of a tree or staked down sapling. The stick is threaded through the heels of the pig and supports its weight while being harvested. The gamble is whether or not the stick can support the weight of the pig, if not the whole contrivance could come crashing down on the butchers head. The Gambling Stick, unlike its namesake, won't have any risk involved. It is a tip of the hat to the men and women of Appalachia who made their living in the mountains and foothills of Tennessee. Like those before us, we want to utilize Tennessee's abundance and natural diversity to source and create food that is unique to Appalachia.