Sadly it has come and gone, but Amstel Light Meatopia, presented by Whole Foods Market is a celebration of meat, the “Woodstock of Edible Animals.” The event is on July 23, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, on a pier right out on the water. There will be over forty-five great chefs from all over the United States, half a dozen farmers, live music, and every form of meat cookery from whole roasted lambs and goats by the likes of Aaron Sanchez, Michael Psilakis, and Seamus Mullen, to Nate Appleman’s chorizo tostadas, to Michael White’s porchetta. Think Black Angus beef, Colorado lamb, Pekin ducks, Mangalitsa pigs, and so many other kinds of animals – all lovingly served up as everything from barbecue to steaks, and chops to sausages, satays, and stews. (Eddie Huang of Baohaus will by himself be cooking three different kinds of meat.) More important than the name of the breeds are the people who raise them – and they will be there too, talking about how they lived, what they ate.

Here is to next year!


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