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Where’s The Goat?

May 19, 2008
On our plate, of course! Behold, my first goat burger (no lettuce so I used baby chard instead):

This is the second dish that I have prepared with the chevon that we purchased several weeks ago. The first was a goat biryani that turned out superbly. These goat burgers were also delicious.

I was anticipating that goat would taste a lot like lamb; though I had been told otherwise, I still thought it would. What do you know? It doesn’t taste like lamb. It’s not strongly flavored. Lawrence said it tastes similar to deer, but I’ve never tried deer, so I can’t say myself. It is a bit like beef, but it is quite lean and a little more white meat feeling than beef, but not towards the spectrum of pork.

The girls were a bit reticent to try the goat biryani since they hadn’t tried goat before. They were converts after the first bite.

And yes, for those wondering, the older two were perfectly aware that this was an animal whose relatives we saw on the farm. We are glad that we are able to connect them in a tangible way to their food sources (animal and vegetable) so that they aren’t under the impression that it comes from a grocery store, clad in plastic and Styrofoam. We need to not be wasteful and to buy from farms that raise meat animals humanely and slaughter them humanely if we choose to eat animal products, and to support local farmers to keep money in our economy and also to ensure that it is fresh and hasn’t significantly contributed to our consumption of gas. Maddy gets this very clearly; Isabel is catching on and Juliana will in the future. Educating our future consumers is a very important way to affect change in our food system, I think.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Angelina permalink
    May 20, 2008 4:24 pm

    I really respect your efforts to connect your girls with their food.

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