John Sharpe is a world-renowned chef at The Turquoise Room and a churro lamb enthusiast. This week on The Farm Report, John calls in to talk with Erin Fairbanks about his storied history in the restaurant business, and how he ended up in Arizona. Learn about the local and organic farm landscape in Arizona, and how it’s different climates make it a surprising terroir. Later, hear John talk about the importance of the churro lamb to Arizona and its indigenous cultures. Find out why the meat of the churro lamb contains very little lanolin flavor and fat content! This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA, and music has been provided by Pamela Royal.
“Primarily, this breed was used for weaving, but was also a major food source and uses in ceremonies. This sheep (the churro lamb) is extremely iconic to the Navajo people.” [23:00]
— John Sharpe on The Farm Report