2019, it’s been emotional. Full of lamb-fuelled highs and more incredible recipes than we can count on one, two, or seven hands – we’ve had a blast. So, to say thank you for being a part of yet another wonderful year, here’s some of our lamb-inspired highlights, which we hope you’ll enjoy as much as us! Forks at the ready.
Game of Lamb
Back in April, the UK was swept by Game of Thrones fever as the fantasy epic returned to our screens for its final season. But what was supposed to be the height of television itself, fell disappointingly short of the mark. However, all was not in vain: as we were lucky enough to enjoy not one, but two fantastic GoT-inspired recipes that helped to ease our sadness. Introducing this blockbuster Rack of Lamb by Jo Middleton of Slummy Single Mummy and this Triple Crown Roast of Lamb cooked up by the wonderful Elizabeth Atia of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary! The north remembers – and so do our taste buds. Delicious.
It’s a well-known fact that every person on planet earth loves a BBQ. So as the summer – if you can call it that – rolled around, we rallied the nation to grab some lamb and fire up their grills, come rain or shine. Unfortunately, it was mostly rain. But that didn’t stop us from cooking up our collection of BBQ Lamb Recipes! If like us you’re still counting down the days, hours and minutes until the return of warmer weather, colder beverages and barbecues, get ahead of the game and brush up your skills on the grill with our BBQ Tips & Hacks.
Lamb on Tour!
Festivals in Great Britain: where dreams are made, warm beers are drank and the rain inevitably pours. This was very much the case as we packed our bags and brought lamb to the masses at Kendal Calling. But mud aside, we enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the Lake District, where the likes of Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers and Nile Rodgers and Chic supplied the tunes, while we supplied the mouthwatering offerings of lamb. Judging by the constant queues and empty kitchen at the end of the weekend, we’d say there were a lot of lamb lovers in attendance. Joining us next year? Here’s some Essential Music Festival Tips & Hacks.
Love Lamb Week
Step aside, Christmas. There’s a new most wonderful time of the year in town. Introducing Love Lamb Week, which never fails to satisfy souls and stomachs alike! This year was no exception, as we asked some of our favourite home cooks to carry out a series of love lamb challenges, to disprove common misconceptions that lamb is expensive, unhealthy, hard to cook and not very tasty. Here’s some of the taste-bud-tingling results, starring a fragrant lamb stew, laidback lamb stir fry, epic lamb chops and a luxurious rack of lamb.
National Curry Week
Curry is the UK’s favourite food. FACT. With it often said that curry is the new national dish of Britain. But worrying figures suggest that up to 17,000 Indian restaurants could be facing closure over the next 8 years: a prediction that if proved correct, would deal a major blow to the nation’s already dwindling £4 billion curry industry! So, with us being the lamb-and-curry loving folk we are, we set out to rekindle the nation’s love affair with this spicy staple of high streets up and down the country. Take a look at some of our highlights from The Great Curry Revival and book a table at your local curry house, tonight!
So, there you have it: our guide to our lamb-inspired highlights of 2019! It’s truly been a wonderful year, but we’re expecting even bigger and better lamb-filled things for 2020. Join us in the new year and keep an eye out for all the easy, healthy, tasty and affordable lamb recipes and goings on in the wonderful world of lamb.