Monday, January 17, 2011

Karamajong Feast

The ceremony concluded with a pumping of the well by the most high government official in attendance, after which we were all invited to a special feast sponsored by the elders of the community. Goats are common livestock in Karamoja and having one for this feast was a great sacrifice for this small village. Little did Lauren know that the goat she watched get butchered would be on her plate later that day. She had a tough time choking down the goat meat in either roasted or skewered form. I, on the other hand, was surprised by the good flavor and tenderness of this meat. I’ve eaten goat a dozen or so times and it’s always good but this time the flavor was particularly good. The flies were also mightily attracted. I’m sure the photo doesn’t to the problem justice. Tasting a bit of goat was equally likely to result in a bit of fly too.