The Butcher and the Vegetarian

The Butcher and the Vegetarian

One Woman's Romp Through A World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis

Book - 2010
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Tara Austen Weaver's memoir is the rollicking and relevant story of her quest to reconcile a nontraditional vegetarian upbringing with the carnal desires of eating meat.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2010
ISBN: 9781605299969
1605299960
Characteristics: ix, 228 p. ; 24 cm

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andrea_gregus
Mar 18, 2013

This was an easy read, interesting to accompany Tara on her journey through trying to figure out "healthy eating" for herself - delving into the world of eating meat. Informative as well as she explores the health and environmental implications of the food choices we make.

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AndreaSmedley
Feb 24, 2013

I thought it was a chic lit book too, but it was more something of a girl with an eating disorder.

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mcchan
Apr 27, 2010

I was surprised by what the book actually was. I think this is because of the tag line on the cover - it made it seem as though it would be chic lit love story, but nope! It is a memoir. This work read more like an essay looking at different aspects of the food/agri industry with little personal anecdotes along the way. Even though it's a memoir I felt I don't 'know' the author as well at the end of it relative to other memoirs. Although I wasn't expecting anything, I am a little disappointed that it wasn't more personable, especially since the author has arisen from the blogosphere. That said, it wasn't /that/ awful. I would recommend it to folks who are already familiar with the sub/culture of food; michael pollan; different diets (local, raw etc.).

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