A for Angus, B for Barzona: An Ode to Beef

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A for Angus, B for Barzona: An Ode to Beef

Illustration: Akshita Monga

I’

m waiting for my steak chilli burger to arrive as I bang out these words. The menu clearly stated that steak meant buffalo. Buffalo. Buff-fucking-alo.

It’s at times like these that I miss the cow. I miss the fatty, rich, sometimes unctuous, flavour-laden gifts that that animal bears. It isn’t as if there is a shortage of the animal. The ungulate seems to be everywhere these days – capturing our national imagination like none other before it. It is at the centre of controversies in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal as the keepers of our conscience try to dictate what we can and cannot eat.

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