Getting Your Goat

With the help of a top chef, learning how to grill (and kill) a rising star among American meats

Juliana Sohn for TIME

Goats near Hopewell, N.J., are slaughtered on site before Chef Michael Psilakis make roasts, chops, and more.

All Goats, apparently, go to hell. The Bible is quite clear about this in the Gospel of Matthew: when Christ returns, he'll separate the goats from the sheep and send the sheep up and the goats down.

That is a shame. In the 20 years my uncle has spent raising goats, I've known the animals to be extremely cute and fairly intelligent (for livestock) and, importantly, delicious. So when it came time to have a big summer barbecue, I thought of the long-maligned goat. Sure, it has been absent from American haute cuisine since, well, forever, even as meat fads like...

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