About Tara Austen Weaver

When not hanging out with butchers and ranchers or pursuing a childhood dream of roaming the pampas plains with Argentine cowboys, Tara Austen Weaver spends her days writing about food, travel, adventure, art, and the environment. Raised vegetarian, she still doesn't understand why there is no chicken in chicken-fried steak. You can follow along with her other musings at TaraWeaver.com.

The Butcher and the Vegetarian

After vegetarian Tara Austen Weaver is told by her doctor to eat meat for health reasons, she embarks on a year-long adventure with butchers, cowboys, and ranchers.

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