Hog Heaven, Toledo

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.


  1. Don’t know much about jamón ibérico, but I sure do have an undying longing for jamón serrano!

  2. My sister and I got lost on the streets of Madrid one night which became one of our favorite memories of that trip. The beauty of getting lost is that you wander into neighborhoods you would normally, and sensibly, avoid. Passing a tavern, devoid of any paying guests, we spied a bar tender companionably slicing treats for his dog from one of the hams hanging above the bar.

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