Today’s breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK is the Tunis sheep. The Tunis breed originated in Tunisia and is reputed to be more than 3000 years old. Referred to as fat-tailed sheep in the Bible, the color ranges from tan to red with the occasional white spot on the head and haunches. The American Founding Fathers were known for their appreciation of the Tunis. John Adams mentioned the breed in his diary in 1782 noting its exceptional taste. Thomas Jefferson ordered a herd be imported f...
The Tunis lamb has a history that spans three thousand years originating in Tunisia, Libya, and northern Egypt. One of America's rarest lamb breeds, the Tunis is deliciously marbled with an expressive, nuanced, delicate taste. We love to grill the lamb chops and loin chops with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The Tunis leg is perhaps the best roasting cut in the livestock world – sear and then roast in a 400 degree oven for about an hour. Ground lamb is delicious in any one of about 5 million re...
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Ben Machin grew up in Vermont on a small organic homestead where his family grew their own food and produced apple juice, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup for market. After some years working for the US Forest Service as a Smokejumper, Ben came back to Vermont to study and work on various natural conservation projects. Eventually he rekindled his interest in farming.
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When the Meatball Shop first opened THIS was their very first daily special. 4 years, and 5 new locations later we still get excited when they bring them back! The raisins and walnuts give these meatballs a subtle sweet and earthy quality that complements perfectly our heritage lamb. Make these into mini balls and pass […]
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Lamb Breed Histories and Tasting Notes Want a hot recipe? Choose a lovely, well- sourced piece of meat — from a farm you know, and from a breed you have come to love, and add fire. Et voilà! There’s your recipe. Just remember, the fire is the constant, the meat is the variable. We believe […]
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