Mark Schatzker

Mark Schatzker is a freelance magazine writer and frequent contributor to Conde Nast Traveler. He is the author of Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef. More

Mark Schatzker is a freelance magazine writer and frequent contributor to Conde Nast Traveler and a humor columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper. He has been nominated for a James Beard journalism award and has received numerous magazine awards. He is best known for his Conde Nast Traveler story and wildly popular blog that took him around the world in 80 days without ever taking a plane. (Not as easy as you'd think.) Steak has been a longtime obsession in Schatzker's writing and a couple of years ago, after suffering one too many bland and overpriced strip loins, he decided that he'd finally had enough. Where, he wondered, can a person find a decent steak? Thus began another world odyssey, the culmination of which is Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef.
  • Is Aged Beef Overrated?

    A little dry-aging is good. But no matter what aficionados tell you, steak should taste like steak—not like bleu cheese.

  • Why Fat Doesn't Make for Flavorful Steak

    Every carnivore worth his beef accepts that more fat means more flavor. This isn't true. A look at the origins of meatiness.

  • In Search of Steak Glory

    What makes a steak great? Not seasoning, and not fat, but a mysterious beefiness—a mystery that led one obsessed writer to scour the globe for the secret.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

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