We knew you were wondering, so thought we’d pass along the word: The reason Chris Cosentino doesn’t serve lamb face in his offal-centric restaurant Incanto, is that he can’t. He recently told The Feedbag, “’I can’t legally buy skin-on face of lamb or calf legally in the state of California.’ The reason for the ban: a concern over scrapie, or mad lamb disease.”
But such concerns don’t extend to pigs, so if you want to see what the Incanto team does with an 85-pound pig head (including face), there’s an exhaustively detailed photo series documenting that project on Cosentino’s blog.
Steal Your Face: Xi’an Famous Food’s Secret Lamb Face Salad [The Feedbag]
Giant 85LB Pig’s Head [Offal Good]
Incanto [Official Site]