Goat may be the protein of choice for 70 percent of the world’s meat eaters, but it’s just starting to hit plates in the United States. Today, the Food section offers up primer, complete with recipes and the nutritional bottom line. Also in Food:

Tim Carman sat down for a long interview with prominent Chicago chef Grant Achatz.

Jay Caragay, whose innovations in Baltimore are redefining coffee shops, is the subject of a profile by Martha Thomas.

Tom Sietsema makes an early visit to the highly anticipated Medium Rare.

Beer Madness gets down to the final four.

Dave McIntyre examines a victory for Maryland wine lovers, as lawmakers vote to allow wineries to ship their products directly to Maryland consumers’ homes.

In his spirits column, Jason Wilson explores the virtues of Spanish brandy.

And Kristen Hinman takes another look at the Fast Gourmet.