See also: Sheep Trivia; Lamb Trivia; Lamb Article
There are 312 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name 'Mutton'
(Mark Morton, 'Gastronomica', Fall 2010)
Mutton refers to the meat of a fully grown sheep (after its first year). Mutton is generally tougher and has a much stronger flavor than lamb. It was once a mainstay of the British diet.
In Shakespeare's time ‘laced mutton’ referred to a prostitute:
“Ay, sir; I, a lost mutton, gave your letter to her, a laced mutton” (Two Gentlemen of Verona, I, i)
In 2002 American meat packers produced 222 million pounds of lamb and mutton.
american meat institute
Per Capita Consumption of Lamb & Mutton in U.S.
(2007): 1.0 lbs
National Turkey Federation
The Bohri Muslim snack, Cream Tikka, has no cream in it. The mutton or lamb mince has to be pounded so finely, the tikka (like a cutlet) just glides down your throat. It is the mince which is "creamy" in texture.
(from Newsletter Subscriber, Surekha Laxmann Gholap)