Easter Lamb in Italy

Written by Katie Parla on April 6, 2009


I love lamb and during Easter in Italy I get to have two kinds: spring lamb freshly slaughtered and grilled to perfection and almond paste formed into the shape of the animal and airbrushed with a dopey smile and a homicidal glare. Virtually every restaurant in Italy served grilled lamb this time of year, Easter Sunday or not. In Rome it is called abbacchio scottadito. The best place to find lamb confections is in Sicily, but when I can’t make it down there, I head for one of the Sicilian pastry shops in Rome like Ciuri Ciuri, Dagnino, or Nobel.

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