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farm­ers—spear­head­ing the initiative. ‘Bri­tish lamb is some of the best in the world—it’s grass-fed and that makes a huge dif­fer­ence to the taste,’ says Jacob An­thony, of Brid­gend, Glam­or­gan.

Love Lamb Week hopes to dis­pel some com­mon mis­con­cep­tions. Few peo­ple are aware that Bri­tish lamb is in sea­son now, not in spring. Nor do they re­alise that there’s a lot more to lamb than a roast. ‘I’m 23 and a lot of peo­ple my age don’t eat lamb be­cause they spend less time in the kitchen,’ ex­plains Mr An­thony. ‘But it’s so easy to cook: you can have cur­ries, risotto, burg­ers and lamb mince is fan­tas­tic in Bolognese sauce.’

The NSA is urg­ing the pub­lic to pre­pare a favourite dish and share a pic­ture and the recipe on so­cial me­dia, us­ing the hash­tags #love­lamb and #love­lamb­week. For de­tails of events, visit www.face­book.com/ Lovebri­tish­lamb CP With a fore­word by six-time Bad­minton Horse Tri­als win­ner Lucinda Green, the lat­est bookazine from the archives of

takes read­ers through four sea­sons of sport, from shoot­ing to ski­ing, from the Boat Race to Bad­minton and from cro­quet to cricket. We cel­e­brate Bri­tain’s most ec­cen­tric sports­men, the Corinthi­ans who em­body the Olympic spirit and the writ­ers and artists who have cap­tured the joys of an out­door life. The Sport­ing Year costs £9.99 from shops, in­clud­ing Waitrose, W. H. Smith and Tesco. This edi­tion, to­gether with Bri­tain’s Glo­ri­ous Gar­dens and Bri­tain through the Wars, are avail­able to buy on­line. Visit www.coun­trylife.co.uk

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