So, since we are here to talk about food, I think there ought to be a few recipes involved. I will henceforth post successful culinary experiences. Measurements are very general here. Really, it's all to taste (as cooking should be). Also, all ingredients are the absolute best quality available, as should be yours.
2 pounds ground lamb 8 oz feta cheese 2 tbs ground cumin seed 1 tbs ground coriander seed 3 tsp sea salt 1 bunch fresh mint 1 large shallot 2 whole eggs, beaten (optional)
1/4 cup whole, plain yogurt
Finely chop the mint and the shallot. Crumble feta into a bowl. Mix all ingredients together (it's fun to squish meat between your fingers!) and form into patties, approx. 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. Fry in a large skillet or charcoal grill until done, but still slightly pink inside. Sprinkle with a little chopped mint and drizzle with plain yoghurt. Serve hot alone or with warm pita bread.
Makes about 12 burgers.