Chicken Feet, Pasta e Patate and Gastrodamus. Back to the Basics!

A reputation for excellence ~
Italy's Legendary Butcher Comes to New York and Boston

"Dario works with whole animals—beef and pork, with surgical skills and the greatest respect for each cut, the world beyond filet"

Dario Cecchini, il macellaio-poeta (the butcher-poet) from Panzano in Chianti, (Florence province), he's on a mission to promote respect for the whole animal, quality meat, and artisanal butchering...
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The Basics
~ ...the fantastic dishes that my mother prepared in the wartime out of nothing. For example, pasta e patate...
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~ From the store to the kitchen to the table...
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A Foodie Forecast
~ British diners have become more aware than ever of their expanding waistline and shrinking pockets...
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~ I'm donning the hat of Gastrodamus and sharing the half-dozen foods that I see, or at least hope will be, making their way onto my plate so...
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~ App is for Appetite...
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Travel bites
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Healthy corner
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~ Table Matters: Food labels and allergies;

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