Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Head in the Sand
If you've never had ostrich, you have to remind yourself that you're eating a bird. It has the color and consistency of beef. Of course, those who sell ostrich tout that the meat, like poultry, is very low in cholesterol and calories, but has the taste like red meat.
According to a Wall Street Journal article about the one New York-based ostrich farm, Roaming Acres, the local food movement--as well as some people's growing food-adventurousness (is that a word?)--is making ostrich a more popular ingredient in both home and restaurant kitchens.
So next time you're out and see ostrich on the menu (perhaps at the Spinnerstown Hotel), give it a try!