Jacquelyn A Ottman, recounts the history of her storied family meat business, Ottman and Company, and the two "Ottmann & Companies" that preceeded it in the New York City marketplace starting in 1859. At its height in the 1970s and 1980s Ottman and Company served many leading restaurants, hotels, airlines and other establishments and exported its pioneering portion controlled meats to 27 countries including Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. A leading purveyor of meat to NYC's most famous restaurants, including Pavilion, the Four Seasons and Luchow's, Ottman and Company worked with Clarence Birdseye, DuPont and WR Grace to pioneer frozen portion controlled meat. This book, written by a fifth generation daughter, recounts the beginnings of the business in NYC's Fulton Market, and traces it to a Arts and Crafts building in New York's now famous West Washington Market -- now know as the meatpacking district -- in the now landmarked Gansevoort Market District. An ideal book for anyone interested in learning about the history of the meat purveying business, NYC's famous meatpacking district, and a history of German family businesses in America. Other topics covered: Arts and Crafts architecture, food technology, food packaging innovation, export marketing, women in business, NYC commercial history.