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How can anyone possibly eat goat?

A topic from the Socialist thread

by Anonymousreply 3612/03/2012

Most of the world eats goat?

How could you not OP?

I love the Chivo tacos.

by Anonymousreply 112/02/2012

Thanks OP.

I ask because truly, goats are man's best friend, pre-dating dogs and wolves as companions.

Goats are empathetic, loving, protective and beautiful animals.

They mate for life.

They give us milk and cheese.

They give so much and ask for so little in return.

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2012

I'm more interested in why animals are not eaten in certain cultures. Why don't Americans eat dog or horse? Is it just because they're cute? I'm actually not joking--I'm wondering how these cultural choices develop over time.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2012

Goats smell so bad (especially the males during rutting season) that I cannot imagine why anyone would think to eat one.

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2012

It is not as tasty as Kangaroo, but better than venison.

by Anonymousreply 612/02/2012

Well, they are very tasty.

by Anonymousreply 712/02/2012

Curried Goat is a classic West Indian dish.

by Anonymousreply 812/02/2012

I actually tried goat one time when a Mexican guy I worked with (I live in CA) brought it as a potluck dish. I recall many were curious to taste it at least. I recall it wasn't too bad but this has been many years ago. I think r3 that the considerations don't have anything to do with "cute" and actually many Native American peoples ate dogs and perhaps some still might. I was told by numerous ex-servicemen, all of them white, that they tried dogmeat in the "Far East" while stationed there--sometimes they wouldn't do it except on a dare and while drunk. I think certain animals are eaten stemming from religious considerations. As westerners in the US, our main cultural "heritage" comes from Europe, which historically is a Christian civilization. As such, many of the dietary prohibitions were inherited from the Jews who considered dogs to be unclean animals. Islamic dietary laws were also inherited from Jewish law and they consider dogs to be very unclean, like pigs. I'm not sure why Christians retained pork as part of the diet since Jews technically are not allowed it, but I think it may be a symbol of Christians' being freed from the Old Covenant which included strict adherence to the kosher dietary laws.

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2012

Curry Goat Meat:

3-5 lbs. goat meat; 3 tbsp. curry powder; 1 tsp. black pepper; 1 lg. onion, chopped; 3 cloves garlic, chopped; Salt to taste or seasoned salt

Clean and wash goat meat. Add curry powder, black pepper, seasoned salt, chopped onion, chopped garlic. Rub seasonings well into goat meat. On a cooking pan place about 1 tablespoon butter or oil, whichever you prefer. Pour meat into pan with oil while it is still cold. Stir and cook until tender.

by Anonymousreply 1012/02/2012

Last week we went out to eat at a wonderful Greek restaurant in San Francisco.

Damned if I can remember the name (starts with a K and is family-owned). Anyway, the place was packed with people, many of whom were elegantly dressed and were no doubt going to the theatre afterwards I'm guessing, so it isn't some corner place run by people from the village.

Point is, our waiter recommended the dish of the evening, which was a goat meat delicacy. I've never eaten goat, and I never plan to, but my partner ordered it and loved it.

I noticed a cute eldergay couple sitting at the table next to us who also ordered the goat dish and appeared to eat it with great gusto!

by Anonymousreply 1112/02/2012

Because goat is delicious. Great for stews and curries. And generally cheap.

by Anonymousreply 1212/02/2012

OP People eat goat because it is cheap and easily attainable. It's meat that the poor in the cultures that eat it can easily afford to raise.

by Anonymousreply 1312/02/2012

I've had it before. It's not baaaaaaaaaaaad.

by Anonymousreply 1412/02/2012

Americans don't eat dogs.....yet. But the economy IS getting worse.

by Anonymousreply 1512/02/2012

[quote] They mate for life.

I hope you don't mean heterosexual mating. Actually, goats tend to be same-sex oriented. Our domestic goats were always lesbian, no kidding. Not too dissimilar to rams, 25%+ of whom are gay in the wild, and even higher percentages when it comes to domestic rams.

by Anonymousreply 1612/02/2012

I don't eat any animals

by Anonymousreply 1712/02/2012

It so good. Better than chicken!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1812/02/2012

Goat cheese is awesome. Tastes like cream cheese. I love it on salad with walnuts and craisins.

by Anonymousreply 1912/02/2012

I've had several goat stews at mideastern restaurants and it's always been very good. It tastes a lot like lamb, but a little more stronger flavor.

by Anonymousreply 2012/02/2012

We have a horse meat butcher shop in the center of the town were I'm writing this. I've only had horse once.

I do like a nice dish of stewed tripe during the winter.

I buy chickens and the butcher always asks me if I want the neck. And the feet. I always tell him no.

I eat liver usually once a week.

Last week we had roasted rabbit. It was served on a big platter ...with it's roasted head.

by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2012

Back in 1992 I did a residency program at a hospital in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The only restaurants were McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a restaurant that served goat and other weird stuff.

There was no way I was going to eat goat. I ate Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonalds for lunch almost every day for lunch for 6 months. The other days I ate out of a vending machine. Since then I have only eaten McDonalds about 15 times and KFC about 4 times in last 20 yrs

by Anonymousreply 2212/02/2012

I ate goat in Jamaica.

It was like someone took a cleaver to the carcass, so there were all these sharp splinters of bone in the dish I was eating.

It was awful.

by Anonymousreply 2312/02/2012

Won't someone please think of the kids?

by Anonymousreply 2412/02/2012

Goat is not as delicious as chimp or cat, but it will do.

by Anonymousreply 2512/02/2012

R16, I did not know that.

I think gays should adopt goats as our official animal mascot.

by Anonymousreply 2612/02/2012

[quote]I think gays should adopt goats as our official animal mascot.

We already have one, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 2712/02/2012

How would I eat a goat? Well, first take it to a butcher, then I'd cook it, then I'd use a knife and fork and put it in my mouth, chew and swallow.

by Anonymousreply 2812/02/2012

Goat is expensive. Most of the dishes I've had are actually mutton. The priciest is lamb especially when you see how little meat there is around those huge bones.

The dog meat thread from a few years ago stated that butchers don't hunt down Fido or look longingly at Rex. Dogs are bred and fed a different diet that changes the taste of the meat - like grass-fed/finished beef.

I once looked up using goats to keep down my lawn. The popular opinion was that goats and sheep are unsuitable for lawncare; they will strip a patch down to the roots and are used more for hilly terrain clearing (very pricey, too).

Despite the popularity of bacon burgers, I'd be in favor of giving up swine and beef; the costs are too high for what little we get.

by Anonymousreply 2912/02/2012

R29 where is goat expensive...cheapest meat you can get in my area.

by Anonymousreply 3012/03/2012

I had goat for the first time over the summer at a popular LA restaurant, Father's Office, that had it on special. It was absolutely delicious and I left wanting more. I believe the meat was slow simmered and served over mashed potato medallions, with braised paper thin radishes on top and drizzled with an amazing avocado sauce.

Now I'm hungry again. :)

by Anonymousreply 3112/03/2012

A lot of fat and bits of bone and gristle. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 3212/03/2012

R29, Wasn't it a special breed of dog? Perhaps more like a wolf?

by Anonymousreply 3312/03/2012

Pretty much as they do other animals, beef, pork, chicken etc. Why so special, goat? OP?

by Anonymousreply 3412/03/2012

R11 Was it Kokkari?

I've never eaten goat, and I hate goat cheese. I did try camel once, in the Middle East. I guess that was the oddest thing I've eaten.

by Anonymousreply 3512/03/2012

Where are the Beekman Boys when you need them?

by Anonymousreply 3612/03/2012
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