anyone ever had lamb before?

I bought a semi-boneless halved lamb leg…basically its a 1 pound piece of meat with a leg bone in the middle from a lamb. I’ve always wanted to try lamb, because in movies and stuff its considered "luxury". anyway, what should I be expecting, what should it taste like? Any cooking ideas? I’m thinking of just sprinkling on salt and pepper and baking it on a rack in the oven.
How good the lamb is will depend on how well you cook it, just like all meat. Of course, you can get lamb that isn’t fresh, but I’ll just assume you got some good stuff.

Impress your girlfriend with newfound sophistication! How to brew proper tea!

According to the international tea association, the best tea is made from loose-leaves. The pot should be warmed first by rinsing it with hot water, and then the tea should be placed in the pot, and covered with water, then left to steep according to the desired strength. However, Tea that steeps more than about 5-7 minutes tends to become bitter.
I let loose leaf tea steep for over a half hour sometimes, I don’t notice any bitterness

Well first off yes, tea is bitter to start with, second, if you put crap like sugar or milk in it of course you wouldn’t notice…if not…well then you just must be uncultured.

EDU (Cooking): Spicy Chicken Rice Bake

Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 45-50 mins
Oven: 375?
Makes: 6 servings

2 1/2 – 3 pounds of chicken breast (you can use thighs or drumsticks too if you want)
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium onion)
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 pepper)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
14 1/2oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

Welcome to The Kitchen

Welcome to the Kitchen.

Give me some suggestions, guys. Any ideas for sticky threads? I’m thinking maybe one for where people can post a recipe that they are going to follow, and then take pictures of the process would be fun. Also, a sticky with helpful links and resources would be a good idea, too.

On the liquor aspect.

A few ground rules:
1. Keep all discussion tasteful and relevant.

2. This is not the place to come for frat party tips. Nothing along the lines of “We’re having a kegger tonight, which beer will get us all drunk for cheap?” or “What’s a good jungle juice recipe?” Feel free to discuss microbrews or homebrewing recipes: the more refined facets of beer.

3. Say more than, “I love brand X of wine.” Tell us why you like it, what foods complement it well, how much it costs, where you can find it, etc. The more information you can give us, the better.

Any other suggestions? Any topics that would be good for a sticky? Perhaps homemade cocktail recipes? Let us know!
oh shi… i’d have to actually clean my cooktop if i were gonna take pics
the picture thread idea is good. I’d participate if I owned a digital camera. I’ll be sure to hot-link this forum whenever there’s a food thread in the main forums too
Thanks for the input, any more suggestions? (more…)

Wine Recomendations

My favorite under $15 wine recomendation:
Estanice Cabernet Sauvingnon
Average Price $12 in VA. Available in most wine retailers
Tasting Notes:
Every year its a consistantly good bottle of wine. I have never had a bad vintage. It will easilly age for 10 years, however is always drinkable now.