American Lamb Board Hosts Homemade Virtual Consumer Cooking Class

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Nearly 150 home cooks attended a recent virtual cooking class sponsored by the American Lamb Board (ALB). Educating consumers on the use of American lamb in their home kitchens is a key part of ALB’s industry growth efforts. 

For the ZOOM class, ALB teamed up with Homemade, a partner of the Nature Conservancy that offers weekly cooking classes and an earth-friendly food blog. The effort aligns with ALB’s Outdoor Cooking Adventures campaign, which challenges consumers to showcase their outdoor cooking prowess with American Lamb. 

Participants in the class joined chef Joel Gamoran, host of A&E’s hit series “Scraps,” in making a Lamb Banh Mi Burger, a Vietnamese take on the American classic. The dish uses ground lamb, with its perfect fat content and clean finish, mixed with garlic, ginger, fish sauce, honey and lime with a side of pickled vegetables. Topped with sriracha mayonnaise and cilantro on a brioche bun, it is perfect summer fare and an ideal use for American Lamb.

Gamoran was in his element promoting American Lamb. Along with his A&E series, he is a regular on NBC’s Today Show, where he use entertainment and creativity to showcase recipes that promote environmental sustainability to a worldwide audience.

Homemade’s video cooking classes are free and focus on dishes that are easy to prepare while introducing cooks to new recipes and ingredients.  

Those who joined the session also received a recipe booklet with outdoor cooking American Lamb recipes as well as an insulated reusable grocery bag from ALB.

The recipe for Lamb Banh Mi Burger and other delectable American Lamb creations can be found at LINK. Producers who are interested in ALB’s digital assets for the Outdoor Cooking adventures campaign can contact

The American Lamb Board is funded by the American Lamb Checkoff and is charged with building awareness and expanding demand for American Lamb and strengthening its position in the marketplace, thereby increasing the potential long-range economic growth of all industry sectors.

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By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.