Food Truck Serves Retired Racehorse Meat to Curb Excessive Food Waste
The Unwanted Animal Kitchen is cooking up unusual meats to make Holland's food industry more sustainable
The Unwanted Animal Kitchen, founded in 2011 as part of a West Amsterdam urban art project, is a food truck that serves foods made from a variety of non-traditional meats- including goose, meerkat, deer, crow, and even horse.
The idea for the kitchen initially centered around geese. Since 2005, Amsterdam's Schipol Airport has been fighting to protect its aircraft from the large birds, which is why thousands of them are killed by licensed hunters each year. The entrepreneurs behind the kitchen decided that instead of watching the animals go to waste, they would establish relationships with the hunters and source the geese for their menus. From this meat, the kitchen has been able to re-create the traditional Dutch croquette and even make tasty soups and other fried delicacies.