Books Steak One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef by Mark Schatzker Hardcover, 290 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSteakSubtitleOne Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of BeefAuthorMark Schatzker Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Traces the author's whimsical pursuit of an ideal beef-consuming experience in numerous countries, where he sampled top varieties before fattening his own heifer and experiencing mixed feelings about having her butchered. Genres: Nonfiction Food & Wine Also by Mark Schatzker The Dorito Effect Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Steak Review Book Reviews Where's The Beef? One Man's Search For 'Steak' September 2, 2010 Mark Schatzker, a lifelong steak lover, was disappointed in the steaks he was eating. So Schatzker set off on a quest to find the very best piece of beef in the world — a quest that took him from feedlots in Texas, to French cave paintings of prehistoric cattle, to the Argentine pampas.