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Hugh Thomas

You Kidding?

When was the last time you saw goat on a restaurant menu? Or in Sainsbury’s meat section? What about your local butcher’s counter?

Didn’t think so.

Well, there’s something to be said about the kids – goat dishes started becoming one of those ‘things’ (read: food trend) early this year. We don’t know why. Maybe it’s something about honouring the animal otherwise dispatched and discarded as an unwanted by-product of dairy farms. Maybe it’s the richness of the meat – close to lamb, if lamb had a gamey side to it. Or maybe it’s just something a bit different.

The Cabrito range is now stocked by Ocado, but if you’re ever caught short with a sudden wanting for goat (it does happen), more than likely your solution’s going to come from a street vendor. And more than likely it’s going to come in the form of Gourmet Goat’s pita-wrapped kid kofta.

But we may have unearthed a trader to tag onto that short but slowly expanding list – if you find yourself at our British Street Food Awards heat in Northern Ireland on 3rd September, get a load of Broughgammon Farm’s Billy Burger. The Guild of Fine Food judges thought Broughgammon’s meat was top notch.

But what we really want to know is: Will you?