Makin' It: Jeffrey de Picciotto, Butcher

"I make a point not to forget that this thing I'm cutting in front of me gave its life for us to eat."

Jeffrey de Picciotto is a butcher at Dickson's Farmstand Meats in New York City. When he's not breaking animals nose to tail, he writes, edits, and produces the culinary how-to website Warning: This interview may make you hungry.

People want to know more about their food and where it comes from, and consequently the butcher has become a kind of glamor job. But let's face it: aren't you covered in blood and guts all day?

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