The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in 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 width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/57131"></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.