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Bobby Ghosh

Hungry? Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Goat Meat

Apart from being delicious, it’s good for you as well as for the environment. And it looks as if Americans are finally catching on.

Goat is finally catching on.

Goat is finally catching on.

Photographer: Razihusin via Canva

Is America at long last discovering that goat is the G.O.A.T.? Having returned to my home in New York after three years abroad, I am surprised to see so many restaurant menus featuring my favorite form of protein, which I learned to love growing up in India.

If this represents an evolution in taste, then it is as welcome as it is overdue. Generations of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Latin America have despaired of Americans’ resistance to goat meat. How, we have wondered, could a culture that annually celebrates the turkey, quite possibly the most unappetizing meat known to man, be immune to the attractions of the tastiest?