CART
Your cart is currently empty.

WHAT'S COOKING? OSTRICH...FOR DINNER

THE WORLD'S LARGEST BIRD-THE OSTRICH- TASTES MORE LIKE RED MEAT THAN FOWL, AND OSTRICH FARMING IS MORE ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY.

Ostrich. It’s what’s for dinner . . .

Alexander McCoy feeding ostriches
Alexander McCoy feeding ostriches on his farm.

At least that’s what Alexander McCoy hopes. McCoy is a banker who turned ostrich farmer after training for an Ironman competition.

MCCOY: “I was in South Africa, and I found this 97 percent fat-free red meat, and I pretty much just started eating it daily.”

Ostriches are the world’s largest birds. But their meat does not taste like chicken. Instead, it resembles beef in taste, color and texture. So it could be a way for Americans to eat burgers and steaks without doing as much harm to their own health or the environment.

McCoy says ostriches do not require as much land as grass-fed cows. And the birds don’t produce as much climate-warming methane when they digest their food.

Most ostrich is currently consumed in other parts of the world. The birds have not been popular in the U.S. since the early 1900s, when feathers were a hot trend in the fashion industry.

But as more Americans reduce their beef consumption for health and environmental reasons, they may be willing to try ostrich. McCoy is optimistic.

Ostrich. It's what's for dinner.CLICK TO TWEET

MCCOY: “It’s a healthy, sustainable, delicious red meat, and that’s kind of the holy grail for Americans.”

Reporting credit: Andrew Lapin/ChavoBart Digital Media.
Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McCoy.

This article was originally shared by Yale Climate Connections.

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2016/08/cooking-ostrich-for-dinner/


ALSO IN BLOG

KEEP YOUR PET COOL AND SAFE THIS SUMMER
As the summer sun blazes overhead, it's essential to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our beloved pets. With rising temperatures, our furry friends can be vulnerable to heat-related illnesses and discomfort. We’ve compiled some vital tips to help you keep your pet safe and cool during the scorching summer months. 
OSTRICH CUTS PERFECT FOR THE GRILL
With grilling season upon us (for most of our readers), we know some of you are looking to elevate your grilling game with something exotic yet delicious. Renowned for its rich flavor, tender texture, and impressive nutritional profile, ostrich meat offers a unique and healthy alternative to traditional meats like beef and chicken. In this guide, we'll explore some of the best ostrich cuts perfect for the grill, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests this summer. 
SMOKING SUCCESS: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM CHUCK MATTO
Embarking on the journey of smoking meat is an adventure that promises rich flavors, tender textures, and unforgettable culinary experiences. Whether you're a seasoned grill master looking to expand your repertoire or a novice eager to dive into the world of smoking, there's no better time to get started. We partnered up with Chuck Matto (pictured above in blog banner from Chuck's Flavor Train website) to teach all the tips and tricks for smoking meat. 
What's Cooking? Ostrich … for Dinner | American Ostrich Farms