Team Gracie's wins the Middle Eastern category trophy at the Boston Lamb Jam

Gracie’s Chef Matthew Varga Wins at 2015 Boston Lamb Jam, Chef Tiffani Faison Takes Best in Show

The American Lamb Board held their sixth annual Boston Lamb Jam at the Royal Sonesta Boston tonight. Chef Matthew Varga of Gracie’s in Providence, Rhode Island won the trophy in the Middle Eastern category for his Lamb Shoulder Confit with Za’atar, Muhammara and Lebne.

Chef Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House Wins Two Trophies at 2014 Boston American Lamb Jam

The American Lamb Board held their fifth annual Lamb Jam at the Royal Sonesta Boston tonight. Chef Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House in Providence, Rhode Island took the Best in Show prize, as well as winning the category of Best Ground dish, both for his Scotch Egg.

Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern Wins Three Trophies at 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam

The American Lamb Board held their fourth annual Lamb Jam at The Charles Hotel in Boston tonight. Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts took home three trophies, one for Best Overall dish, as well as winning Best Belly & Breast dish, and the People’s Choice Award, all for his Smoked and Braised Lamb[…]

Three Rhode Island Chefs Compete in 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, February 17

This Sunday, February 17, all Rhode Island lamb lovers should head to Boston to root for—and more importantly eat the lamb dishes—of Rhode Island chefs Beau Vestal of New Rivers, Champe Speidel of Persimmon and Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal at the Boston American Lamb Jam. Last year Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead competed for Rhode[…]

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest: Ground Lamb and Clams

Here is my final recipe in the  BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest. The other three entries utilized either Border Springs Farm lamb or shellfish, either Rappahannock River Oysters or Olde Salt Clams. This time out we were gifted with both lamb and shellfish, more specifically ground lamb and Olde Salt[…]

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest: Lamb Shoulder

It is time for cooking contest number three in the  BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest. As with the first entry, this one involved a piece of Border Springs Farm lamb. I have to be honest, the leg of lamb that I used in the first contest didn’t wow me. I[…]

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest: Rappahannock River Oysters and Olde Salt Clams

Cooking contest number two in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest (see the first contest post for details) was presented to me in a big cooler filled with ice packs—and Rappahannock River Oysters and Olde Salt Clams. Two dozen of each to be precise. I knew what I was making before the box[…]