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Monday, September 28, 2009

For the Price of a Five-Star Meal, You Can Watch Some Guy Cut Meat

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:20 PM

click to enlarge Dario Cecchini, master butcher of Tuscany. - MARCO ANNUNZIATA/FLICKR
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  • Dario Cecchini, master butcher of Tuscany.
Butchery fans with trust funds, next month you'll want to pony up some serious coin. For the cost of a $275 ticket at Meatpaper's sponsored event, you'll get up to three and a half hours ogle time with artisan butchery king Dario Cecchini as he demonstrates the art of meat cutting. Hosting him stateside is a rare treat, and a coup for the Meatpaper gals. On Saturday, October 24, Cecchini will give a demonstration by breaking down a steer and a pig "with mastery" in front of guests at the Cowell Theater (at Fort Mason). Cecchini is the Tuscan master butcher-chef-proprietor famously chronicled in loving detail by author Bill Buford in Heat. Cecchini's family has been in the butchery business for 250 years, and his shop is a culinary destination for tourists. No word on how much Dante Cecchini will recite, but it's one of the things he's known for. Snacks and beverages will be provided (for $275, those snacks had better be more than crackers and a hunk of pepper Jack), with an intermission. Doors open at 1 p.m.; the demo goes from 2 to 5:30. For a closer, there will be a book signing with Douglas Gayeton, photographer and author of the new book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town.

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