I have the best butcher in town, and I’m lucky enough to consider him a friend. It’s hard not to befriend Jeffery as he’s quite possibly the most gracious guy in the butcher business and the veritable mayor the Lower East Side’s food emporium, The Essex Market. If you haven’t been…go! This foodie haven is heaven in specialty edibles and offers one-stop shopping for everything from steaks to fish, chocolates to cheese, homemade Italian pasta and both Latin and Asian imports. In the video webisode above, I don a butcher apron and get behind the counter at Jeffery’s Meat Market. Though I may not have a future wielding knives and carving beasts, Jeffery manages to talk me through butchering a seven pound pork loin I would later transform into a fennel pollen crusted creation for a very special Dinner Belle event. Eat it Up!