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abbacchio

milk-fed lamb

The youngest lamb, generally a month old. In recipes such as abbacchio alla romana (with garlic, sage and rosemary, and roast potatoes), abbacchio in guazzetto (seasoned with a sauce of egg and cheese), alla cacciatora (stewed with vinegar, garlic, chilis and anchovy. Or else a scottadito (grilled, 'burn-your-fingers' lamb chops).

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Tommaso Passi