'Goat' on Serious Eats

Snapshots from the LongHouse Food Revival with Molly O'Neill in Austin

Based on the 19th century American Chautauqua movement, LongHouse Food Revivals are a series of annual gatherings of thought leaders across the United States organized and led by food writer Molly O'Neill. Last week, 150 food lovers gathered in Austin for a very special LongHouse Food Revival. Three cabritos (baby goats) were roasted over a live fire, craft brews and fine tequila flowed, new ideas were sparked, new bonds formed, and serious fun was had by all. More

The Nasty Bits: Goat Meat, Part One

The one thing I always like to say to disarm people who fear goat, is "Betcha didn't know that cashmere comes from goat." Once I say that, it's like the goat floodgates open, and people figure that if it's good enough to wear then it's good enough to eat. Goat is closer in flavor to lamb than mutton, which is to say, the flesh is not as gamey as you might think. More

Mexican Eats: Goat Enchilada and Tacos Dorados at Taqueria Cocoyoc

In the Spanish lexicon, the word enchilada means much more than tortillas and cheese drowning in sauce. At Taqueria Cocoyoc, a taqueria in Bushwick, it's the racier goat that get the enchilada treatment. Goat meat may be unsettling to some, but it's not all game and funk. Here the barbacoa enchilada is tweaked with a rub of ground chiles and vinegar, cooked until soft, then torn into moist chunks and seared on the griddle. The marinade permeates the pieces of meat like good Texas barbecue, the sinews collapse, and the exterior shreds crisp and caramelize into amplified meatiness. More

Sunday Supper: Goat Curry

Anyone who likes lamb should love goat; the flavor is similar, but with a little more character. The inherent toughness of the meat lends itself well to long, slow cooking, and the strong flavor of the meat can stand up to the assertive curry and chili seasoning in this dish. More

Los Angeles Tacos: Birria for the Hollywood Masses at Cactus Taqueria

Among the late-night Hollywood set, there's a quiet war being waged on the streets. As you pile out of whatever expensive social experiment you spent the evening in, do you choose tacos or bacon-wrapped hot dogs? Both are delicious, widely available and an essential source of Vitamin-Sober. But for all the consistent greasy goodness that a street dog provides, it is no match for the wondrous highs of a perfectly executed taco. Particularly if it's the birria taco from Cactus Taqueria on Vine. More

Is Goat the Hot New Meat?

Recently we told you that 2011 is the year of lamb. Lamb prosciutto, smoked lamb belly, pickled lamb tongue. As lamb lovers, we have absolutely no problem with this. But that doesn't mean that goat can't sneak into the scene too. Goat meat is tasty, sustainable, lean, and of course nothing new. It's actually one of the most widely consumed meats on the planet, but as some have proclaimed, it's the next "it" meat. More

Cook the Book: Braised Goat Meatballs with Artichokes and Fennel

Meatballs generally fall under the category of cold-weather eating but these Braised Goat Meatballs with Artichokes and Fennel from Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough's Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese couldn't be springier. Spiced with a wonderfully Greek combination of oregano and dill, these meatballs are simmered in a light tomato broth scented with cinnamon and lemon. More

Cook the Book: 'Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese'

Now that you've had a chance to meet co-authors Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein, we are pleased to introduce their newly released cookbook, Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese for this week's Cook the Book. As you might have surmised from the title, this is a guide to all things goaty, a comprehensive introduction to the world of goat derived goods. Recipes are divvied up into meat, milk and yogurt, and cheese chapters with sweet and savory preparations that highlight the versatility of the goat. More

Meet & Eat: Mark Scarbrough, Cookbook Co-Author of 'Goat'

Nobody is really writing cookbooks like these Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Part field research report, part cookbook, and part personal food memoir, their cookbooks are approachable, delectable, and hilarious. Their most recent is Goat: Milk, Meat, and Cheese which will be our Cook the Book this week. Goat is actually the most widely eaten meat across the globe and in this book, the pair share recipes for everything from schwarma to goat cheese sheet cake with maple-goat cheese frosting. Recently, we talked to Scarbrough about how Goat came to be and his approach to meat eating. More

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