Betty at the Food Book Fair

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Sunday May 6th, 11:45am-12:45am
Andrew F. Smith, Author, Eating History
Betty Fussell, Author, Raising Steaks
Bruce Weinstein, Author, Goat and Ham
Mark Scarbrough, Author, Goat and Ham

America consumes more meat than any country in the world. We have books, TV Shows, shops, shirts and ad campaigns devoted to meat. Butchers are newfound celebrities and the quest for the Holy Grail has been replaced by the search for America’s best hamburger. Why are we so obsessed with bacon and burgers? What cultural and historical legacies have led us to be a meat-crazed nation? Why are butchers so sexy but hamburger flippers are left out of the spotlight? Get the meat and bones of these answers!

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Posted on May 19, 2012