The American Lamb Board (ALB) ended Sunset Magazine's Savor the Central Coast Festival with a bang. The Lamb Jam Finale wrapped up the three-day food and wine festival outside San Luis Obispo with the second annual Lamb Jam Masters Finale.
The event was hosted by TV Celebrity Ted Allen of Food Network Chopped. The judges crowned Chef John Critchley of Urbana in Washington, D.C., the Lamb Jam Master for the 2011-2012 Lamb Jam Tour for his American lamb pupusa. Chef Brian Alberh of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., won the People's Choice Award for bringing in the most votes for his American lamb meatballs in ALB's online Lamb Jam Masters promotion. The online results, recipes and chef photos are available at www.fansoflamb.com.