Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World

Paperback | October 13, 2009

byAndrew Rimas

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Andrew Rimas and Evan D.G. Fraser have joined together to tell the remarkable story of the noble cow in Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World. In the bestselling tradition of Cod and Salt comes a lively history of our ongoing relationship with an animal that we have worked alongside, consumed, and even worshipped for thousands of years. The history of the cow is both surprising and fascinating, and Beef offers a unique overview of cattle yesterday, today, and tomorrow—from adoration to breeding to braising; from ancient Mediterranean bullfight rings to African villages to American stockyards—complete with amazing facts and trivia, wonderful recipes, and an important warning for the future of beef production.<_o3a_p>

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Andrew Rimas and Evan D.G. Fraser have joined together to tell the remarkable story of the noble cow in Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World. In the bestselling tradition of Cod and Salt comes a lively history of our ongoing relationship with an animal that we have worked alongside, consumed, and even w...

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The cow. Central to human existence since time began, cows have served as a source of food, a means of labor, an economic resource, an inspiration for art, and even as a religious icon—many cultures worshipped the cow as a god. Beef is the captivating history of an animal whose relationship with humanity has shaped the world as we know...

Andrew Rimas is a journalist and the managing editor of theImproper Bostonian Magazine. He has worked as an associate editor for Boston Magazine and his writing has appeared in theBoston Globe,Boston Globe Magazine, and theOttawa Citizen, among other publications. He lives in Boston.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006135385X

ISBN - 13:9780061353857

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