Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World by Andrew Rimas & Evan D. G. Fraser
Considering my job as a Eco-Farmer; I am rather obsessed with the food industry. What it was, is, & should be. Usually I find these types of nonfiction books fascinating. Not so with this book. This was a mind-numbingly boring read that I couldn't wait to get over with so I could move onto something else.
This book reminded me of the dull history books in High School, informative, useful, & mind numbing. Don't purchase this if you are looking for an entertaining read. If you need something for educational purposes, that is a different matter entirely. If you or you're child is doing a book report of the history of beef, this is definitely one you want to add to your reading list, especially if you are looking to do a report on the Masai. The Masai are marbled (pun intended) throughout the entire book. Beef literally starts & ends with the Masai.
An interesting & pleasant surprise are all of the "culinary interludes" these are recipes mainly for beef dishes but some are for cheese as well, covering both food uses for cattle. These interludes coincide with the topic being discussed, so it fits in rather nicely.
Overall this is not a bad book, it is just written in a way that doesn't hold ones attention.
You may also like:
Book Corner Quick Links
Links to the books I've read & reviewed for your convenience!
Amazon Associates Disclosure
Running Bug Farm is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising & linking to amazon.com
You're welcome to link to Running Bug Farm or use a single image with a brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited. Feel free to pin on Pinterest!