September 30, 2011
On Sept. 25, the American Lamb Board (ALB), in partnership with Share Our Strength®, brought four culinary kings and their winning dishes from four U.S. cities to New York City for the ultimate baaa-ttle.
Hosted by Food Network personality Amanda Freitag, Adam Mali of MarketBar in San Francisco, Calif., was crowned the 2011 "Lamb Jam Master" by a panel of esteemed media judges for his braised lamb shank with lemon stewed cannellini beans and lavender-mint gremolata.
More than 200 fans of lamb named Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant in Seattle the "People's Choice" for his grilled lamb shoulder confit with creamy parsnips and preserved huckleberries.
"From San Francisco to New York, Chef Mali's dish took home top honors and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Lamb Jam Hall of Fame," said Megan Wortman, ALB executive director.
The 2012 Lamb Jam tour kicks off in Seattle on Oct. 23, 2011. For more information about the 2012 tour, visit www.fansoflamb.com