SXSW: The Meatist Talks Eating Kangaroo With Aussie Paul Dempsey, Can't Bum a Ride
|Ok, we're just posting this because Bradford didn't take a photo|
"Honestly, the very best red meat in the world," said Dempsey with a pause for effect, "is Kangaroo." Should that have been hard to guess? When a woman next to Dempsey made a pouty face at the thought of killing 'roos, Dempsey explained that they're so common they need to be culled by the government so they don't starve to death. Culled for a delightful meat dish, apparently.
"It's very, very lean, and there's only one way to cook it. No 'roo tacos or anything like that, just a thin steak cooked quickly, served usually with a wine sauce. The steaks are small too, and when you get them they might be a bit bloody," Dempsey said, with a sad look towards the woman next to him, "but it's really great. Not many Australians eat it though, it's actually a bit of a delicacy. Unlike Foster's, which sucks and isn't sold there anyway."
So put down those stupid oil cans of lousy beer and hit someplace
Dempsey says has a great selection of real Australian beers: Eight Mile
Creek on Mulberry Street, in New York.
"They might even have some kangaroo meat," Dempsey said with a smile
Those of you still in Austin can catch Dempsey, sans-SFK, at the Aussie BBQ at Maggie Mae's on Saturday, where they won't be serving kangaroo, but will (predictably) probably serve Foster's
-- Bradford Schmidt
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