A lively study which will also earn a place on the college bookshelf for its scholarly side.
(Diane Donovan California Bookwatch
The best book on the subject I've seen since I read The Jungle.
(John Goodspeed Easton Star Democrat
A compact, clearly written volume.
(Timothy B. Spears Business History Review
For anyone interested in the food production or consumption, this book is indispensable.
(Gabriella M. Petrick Enterprise and Society
An unusually engaging piece of scholarship and a fascinating introduction to the topic.
(Mark R. Finlay History: Reviews of New Books
A story superbly told with wisdom and wit, richly written and beautifully illustrated with early photographs and print advertisements.
(Donald D. Stull Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Horowitz covers a broad swath of food history in a short and accessible book.
(Deborah Fink American Historical Review
It is not a particularly pretty story, but it is one that Horowitz tells well.
(Harvey Levenstein Journal of American History
An important work of historical scholarship.
(Andrew P. Haley Southern Quarterly
An intriguing overview of the culture and processes of producing and consuming meat in America. The author addresses the rituals, technology, business, labor, selling, and innovations that have enabled Americans to enjoy their chickens, steaks, and hot dogs. An interesting course book for foodways scholars, business and labor historians, historians of technology, and students of material culture.
(Susan R. Williams, Fitchburg State College)
Horowitz has provided an important, unique, and splendidly written introduction to the history of meat production, distribution, and consumption in America. Scholars and students alike will benefit from the book's valuable background information, and from its skillful illustration of how industries evolve.
(Warren Belasco, author of Appetite for Change
Horowitz's study is a solid, well-researched, and nuanced piece of work.
(Coll Thrush Food, Culture, and Society
A vitally important contribution... Should be read by anyone interested in food, technology, consumption, and American history in general.
(Steve Striffler Agricultural History