Culinary experts agree: lamb is not for everyone. There are over 1,000 recipes the world-over for the preparation of lamb, yet the very mention of lamb to many Americans often evokes distasteful grimaces. The rest of the world finds lamb to be as common as chicken.
Animal rights people shun references to “lamb-chop” as a term-of-endearment. Even “sheep’s wool” carries sinister-beyond-culinary connotation for some. However, Nectar & Ambrosia will offer you a new way to view lamb.
Your Nectar & Ambrosia tour is a pro-lamb experience. So, on your tour, try to give a piece of lamb a chance. Give yourself a treat. You may not actually know how lamb is supposed to taste. For after all, in the US, lamb is seldom prepared in ways it will be presented during your visit to Greece.
Our goal is to expose you to a number of the most popular Greek recipes handed down from Ancient Greek Culture. Salt, lemon, pepper and oregano will always be there, and Greek lamb is commonly served near the scent of fresh garlic. Lamb infused with the right combination of spices and slow cooked on a spit over charcoal will provide an experience of a lifetime … and help you understand why lamb is considered “ambrosia” by the Greeks.
Lamb is abundant, and serves as the main ingredient for many traditional Greek dishes. As is true with so many foods, popularity and acceptance of Greek lamb originates from the fact that sheep and goats flourish in the Mediterranean basin, and can be readily seen grazing on mountainous pastures. As they have done for ages, sheep continue to provide meat, milk, manure for farming, and wool for people’s clothing. Sheep have played an important role in nations’ economies, cultures, and even Greek mythology. The golden fleece, central to the tale of Jason and the Argonauts, was that of a winged-lamb.
Of all sampled lamb on this tour, we hope you will discover a favorite taste, texture, style, and method of cooking which you will seek to emulate upon your return home. Lamb is not difficult to cook. It is readily obtainable and moderately priced. Lamb may not be for everyone … but you may just find a delectable choice of new meat to enjoy forever – and perhaps impress your friends and family.