Just made a Shepherd's pie and thought I would share.
I added the veggies on the side as they didn't fit in the baking dish. My dishwasher is broken hence the disposable plate and fork.
He has a point though, if a restaurant advertised one thing and it was something else, some genetically defective individual could order it and have an allergic reaction and you would be open to all sorts of legal headaches.
Here's a real Shepard pie i made 2 days ago with lamb
>Shepherds herded sheep not cows.
Which is irrelevant. Shepherds raised sheep for their wool. Eating them would be destroying their own means of production.
The earliest published recipes for "Shepherd's Pie" calls for Beef or whatever other meat could be found. (re: Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management from the Victorian period).
The name "Shepherd's" derives from the fact that it was a poor person's dish: you took whatever meat and veg you had and made a pie out of it, not the shepherd-lamb association. That is a modern misunderstanding of the original dish.