|Kibbi at Open Sesame |
in Long Beach, CA
I was quite surprised to read that lamb consumption is this country hit a new low last year. It's a decline that's been a long time coming. The number of sheep raised in America is half what it was 20 years ago and one tenth of what the country raised in the late 1940s. And it's not just lamb meat that's trending down. Wool has been replaced by synthetics that are less expensive. Fewer sheep, less lamb. In fact, Americans now eat less than a pound of lamb a year. As recently as the 1960s that figure was 4-1/2 lbs. But for someone who grew up looking forward to lunch at his grandmother's because it almost inevitably meant a lamb chop, it's hard to understand why. Especially when you can make something as wonderful as these Merguez Lamb Patties.