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Photos: Dario Cecchini, the legendary butcher of Panzano, Italy, wows crowds at Panzano restaurant

A few months ago, during the merry month of May, Elise Wiggins, exec chef of Panzano, took some time away from her downtown Italian restaurant to do a stagisti with Dario Cecchini, the rock star butcher who's made an international name for himself in the diminutive town of Panzano, in Italy's Chianti region, where he's the legendary face behind Antica Macelleria Cecchinia, his small, world-renowned, family-owned artisanal butcher shop. See also: What Elise Wiggins Learned in Italy: You're never too old to learn! Chef and Tell: Elise Wiggins of Panzano
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