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MUTTON v LAMB MASTERCLASS WITH NEIL FORBES

Mutton…tough as old boots? Not necessarily. ┬áDepends on a) who’s cooking it and b) who’s supplied it, read on.

Yesterday the Monkfish attended a ‘Mutton vs Lamb’ masterclass hosted by various lovely people including Sascha Grierson (the supplier – from Hugh Grierson’s organic farm) and Neil Forbes (the chef) brought together by Slow Foods Edinburgh in the cosy surroundings of Cafe St Honore.

To the uninitiated ‘mutton’ is a very under used product which, as I was to find out yesterday, is a crying shame as the flavours and texture and intensity of the meat is a delight for any chef to work with. ┬áTo begin the masterclass Neil and Sascha talked us through the differences between lamb and mutton.

To begin, a few facts. Continue reading