Taking sides.

I just had lunch with Michael Fergusson. We were talking about many things. I would like to mention just two of them.

1. George and Osama at el. are on one side, many of us are on the other, namely the non-killing side.

2. I have a recipe for fabulous roast lamb:
  1. Get yourself a boned shoulder of lamb from a nice butcher. Ask for some string to tie it up as well
  2. Turn on your oven to 350'
  3. Splay the shoulder
  4. Lay these things in the middle:
    • 4 stalks of lemongrass, lightly smashed
    • A big ol' bunch of fresh coriander
    • Ginger, mashed in with
    • Garlic, and
    • Fresh Chillis (to your taste)
    • Anything else you like in that vein
  5. Tie it up tightly
  6. Make a rub with the following (preferably in a mortal and pestle, seeds lightly toasted first):
    • Coriander seeds
    • Cumin seeds
    • Fennel seeds
    • A little olive oil
  7. Rub the lamb with this -- the outside should be moist with oil, add salt and pepper
  8. Pop it on a grate over your roasting pan
  9. Roast (Your butcher can advise on how long)
  10. Eat