The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show American Beef Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/57131/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Find out how steak became an iconic American food. Betty Fussell is author of Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef.