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Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry juillet sheep shearing

Any lamb over a year old is a mouton in France. Don’t expect to see it in a supermarché or restaurant, but you can find dishes that use it such as baron de mouton— a rack of lamb (or mutton) with two gigots and mouton en pistache.

A gasconnade, among other things, is a baron de mouton baked with anchovies and garlic and wine.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by PKM on Wikimedia Commons