Meat: A Love Story
Pasture to Plate, A Search for the Perfect Meal
ISBN 9781101050545 | 288 pages | 05 May 2009 | Berkley | 18 - AND UP
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After working undercover at a slaughterhouse for an exposÚ on meat processing, Susan Bourette resolved to go completely vegetarian. She lasted approximately five weeks. Dissatisfied with tofu and lentils, Susan began her quest for the perfect meat- one she could enjoy without guilt."A cross between Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love."
With a reporter's eye and a carnivore's appetite, Bourette takes readers behind the bucolic fašade of the famous Blue Hill farm; on a long, hot Texas cattle drive, a whale hunt with the Inupiat and a Canadian moose hunt; and behind the counter in a Greenwich Village butcher shop. Humorous yet authoritative, Meat celebrates the pleasure of eating meat, as well as the lives of those who hunt, raise, and cook it-and most important, the rewards of being a compassionate carnivore.
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