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slow-cooked mutton liver and heart


A speciality of the stilt-walking, knitting shepherds of the Landes: panturon is chunks of lamb liver and heart, cooked for up to ten hours in lamb’s blood and wine, with ham, garlic and onions.

When it was on the verge of dying out, the townspeople of Rion-des-Landes formed a confraternity dedicated to keeping traditional panturon alive.

Nouvelle Aquitaine


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by ygos