I was at Okinawa earlier this month and had some interesting food,
including fresh goat meat (yagi). I also had fresh horse meat (uma),
and we finished our meal with uma soup.
How does raw goat taste, one might ask? It tastes very much like one
imagines cold goat meat might taste. It is chewier than horse, and
has more flavor than horse or many types of raw fish. The flavor is
goaty. One is thankful for the dipping sauce and a strong chaser when
eating this type of cuisine.
I recently purchased many books including the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (a heavy
2 volume set), from www.amazon.com. I am immeasurably pleased with the CD
that accompanied these books; it includes the words, definitions, and
audio files with word pronunciations. When looking up words such as dissolute, raffish, licentious, lubricious, rakish, and profligate,
it is a great pleasure to have the exact definition close at hand,
whether I am at my office with the hefty printed volumes, or at my
computer, dissipated but assiduous.