This hoard of hanging hams hails from the province of Salamanca, one of the key production centers of Spain’s famed black Iberian ham, or Jamón ibérico. Fairly rare and very expensive, their prices can reach upwards of €100 (US $112) per kilo or €220 per hand-sliced pound. Needless to say, it’s a rare treat, one I have yet to indulge in. If circumstances allow, I will nonetheless try to investigate and report back when I return to ‘live’ blogging next week from Colombia. Wish me luck.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 493rd (!) straight, was snapped in Toledo, Spain, on 19-May-2015.