Gifts for Goat People! Day 20: Good Reads!

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 3.50.29 PMOne of my favorite things to do over the holidays is curl up with a good book.  So why not a goat book?  All of the goat books listed below are available through Amazon.com, meaning you can order them today and get them by Christmas.

Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese – By Bruce Weinstein

[From Amazon:] From appearances at the most high-end restaurants to street food carts coast-to-coast, goat meat and dairy products are being embraced across the country as the next big thing. With its excellent flavor, wide-ranging versatility, and numerous health benefits, goat meat, milk, and cheese are being sought by home cooks. And while goat is the world’s primary meat (upwards of 70 percent of the red meat eaten around the world is goat) never before has there been a cookbook on this topic in the United States. Goat is a no-holds-barred goatapedia, laugh-out-loud cooking class, cheesemaking workshop, and dairy-milking expedition all in one. With recipes such as Pan-Roasted Chops with Blackberries and Sage, Meatballs with Artichokes and Fennel, and Chocolate-Dipped Goat Cheese Balls, this book is sure to become the resource for this new frontier

Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding and the Art of Making Cheese – By Brad Kessler

[From Amazon:] Goat Song is the story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their one-bedroom apartment in New York City to live on seventy-five acres in Vermont and raise Nubian goats. In poetic, reverent detail, Brad Kessler explores our ancient relationship to the land and our gradual alienation from the animals that feed us. His fascinating account traces his journey of choosing the goats and learning how to breed, milk, and care for them. As Kessler begins to live the life of a herder, he encounters the pastoral roots of so many aspects of Western culture—how our diet, our alphabet, our religions, poetry, and economy all grew out of a pastoralist setting, a life lived among hoofed animals.

The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese – By Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz

[From Amazon:] From Maine to Arizona, and back again, Margaret and Karl and their dog, Godfrey, travel across America in search of green pastures, simple tradition, and the perfect goat cheese.

What are your favorite goat books?  Leave them in the comments below.

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