Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Icelandic Lamb Available at Whole Foods for Limited Time

Fruits and vegetables aren't the only foods that have seasons. Different fish are available at different times of the year depending on water temperature and even non-factory farm hens have a rhythm to their egg laying.

Another food that falls into this category is Icelandic lamb, which is available now for the next two months or so at Whole Foods markets. Whole Foods has an exclusive agreement with Iceland and is the only purveyor of Icelandic-raised lamb.

The quality is superb, but some of the cuts can be a little pricey. However, if you only splurge on food once in blue moon, this is a good occasion to do so. My local Whole Foods just received two whole animals on Monday and is doing all of the butchering and fabricating on site.

Here's a Whole Foods-sponsored video telling the story of Icelandic lamb. (If you are receiving The Delicious Truth via email, click here to watch the video.)


Cardell said...

Could you post some ideas on how to cook lamb well? I would like to try it but am not sure how to properly prepare it. :)

Paula Hong said...

As it turns out I have no idea how to shop for real food at the grocery store. Can you do a post about what a typical weekly shopping cart would look like to you or how you navigate the grocery store? Thanks!

Chef Rob said...

Cardell, Paula - I'll discuss both next week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob,
How does lamb compare nutritionally to the other meats? I'm going to put these recipes on my list for updating my fall staples!
Carrie Rothfeld

Chef Rob said...


I'll discuss lamb's nutritional profile in a post next week.