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The good stuff, 50g is enough…
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In Spain, Jamón Iberíco de Bellota rules the tapas market… there is no competition… brown-haired, Iberian (native to the peninsular) pigs fed on acorns for a large part of the year -interestingly a landowner who leases his oak tree-covered land to a farmer charges him/her based on the final weight gain of the pigs- must have black hooves. Look for this small detail to ensure your ham is the real deal.
The "jamones" are cut, salted, hung in a cool, dark room with low humidity, dry-curing the meat. They are left for at least a year and then something magic happens. The marbled white fat within the muscle tissue and the deep pink-coloured fat outside are signs of something special… You’ll pay maybe 100 euros a kilo for the really good stuff.
This shot is taken in the San Miguel market in Madrid, just next to Plaza Mayor, which is a nice little stop-off on a Sunday afternoon.
This is to the Spaniards what diamonds are to South Africans, movies are to the yanks and rock music is to the Brits: the best of what they’ve got.
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