After spending a week at a slaughterhouse,
tormented by the squeals of pigs being herded to
their death, author Susan Bourette decided to go
vegetarian. She lasted five weeks and 37 hours.
Dissatisfied with chickpeas and lentils, Bourette
wondered, Isn't there a way to have my meat and a
clear conscience too? On a quest for superior meat,
Bourette takes readers behind the bucolic facade of
the cattle farm, along on an Inuit whale hunt, behind
the butcher-shop counter, and into the kitchens of
five-star restaurants. Humorous yet authoritative,
Carnivore Chic celebrates meat and explores what it
means to be a compassionate carnivore.