Monday, May 21, 2012

Master of Meat: Dario Cecchini

My profile of storied Italian butcher Dario Cecchini and his recent trip to Portland appears in this week's FoodDay section of the Oregonian.

Cecchini said of this shot, "Two pig."

There was so much to this story that I couldn't squeeze into the article, so I hope to post about it in the future. But for now, you can read what I think of as Part One: "Portland Butchers Learn from an Italian Master of the Craft."


Anonymous said...

Grazie Kathleen,
la nostra breve visita a Portland è stata una bellissima esperienza, ricca di entusiasmo per noi e per voi.
Lo deduco dal tuo articolo, così esauriente.
Hai compreso e descritto il mio lavoro con professionalità e affettuosa partecipazione.
Con il tuo pezzo riesci sicuramente a mettere in chi legge il desiderio di una visita in Chianti
Abbiamo trovato a "Nostrana" un ambiente caloroso e tanti nuovi amici che ricordiamo con affetto e nostalgia.
A te complimenti e ancora un grazie di cuore
- Dario e Kim

Thanks Kathleen,
Our brief visit to Portland was a great experience, leaving us full of enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm that was conveyed, I gather from your article, which is wonderfully comprehensive.
You have understood and described my work with professionalism and affectionate collaboration.
With your piece you have definitely instilled in the reader a desire to visit the Chianti region.
At "Nostrana" we found warmth and lots of new friends who we remember with affection and nostalgia.
Congratulations to you and again thank you from our hearts.
- Dario and Kim

Kathleen Bauer said...

Thanks again for an inspiring day, one that I'll certainly never forget. Your message about respecting our food sources is so very important…I appreciate being able to share that story with the readers of the paper!