David A. Bell: A Nation of Beefeaters
25 September 2003
Show More Beef and Liberty: Roast Beef, John Bull and the English Nation by Ben Rogers.
Chatto, 207 pp., £17.99, April 2003, 9780701169800Show More
“... At moments of stress, depression or grief, my thoughts turn irresistibly towards the golden arches of McDonald’s. Usually, I find the food repellent, but there are times when nothing can soothe my wounded American spirit like the famous ‘two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame-seed bun’. Yes, the burgers are assembled from the meat of dozens of separate animals, then flash frozen in a distant factory ...”