08/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Young Butchers Gain Rock Star Status in the Food World

Now there is a new kind of star on the food scene: young butchers. With their swinging scabbards, muscled forearms and constant proximity to flesh, butchers have the raw, emotional appeal of an indie band. They turn death into life, in the form of a really good skirt steak.

And it doesn't hurt that some people find them exceptionally hot.

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