I have been meaning to write this blog for quite some time; in fact, since I traveled to Spain in the fall. However, continuous travel and that silly day job got in the way. I have finally gotten to what I hope is a fabulous blog devoted to jamon. When I was traveling in Southern Spain I noticed that jamon (or ham) is prominent throughout the region. Jamon hangs everywhere and you can eat a large variety of it wherever you go. It goes by various names and price ranges but is jamon all the same. I have chosen this topic because I actually love all the varieties of jamon you can get as well as the care they take in cutting the meat and presenting it.
The rest of this blog will mostly be a variety of photos I took of jamon in all its glory. I am not sure what intrigued me so much about jamon (other than I like to eat it) but, I was fascinated by all the varieties and the fact that in some places it was basically a given that you would be served jamon in some capacity but would need to pay for water.
I think that is one of the huge culture differences in that we don't necessarily treat our food with such respect at even the most basic of restaurants. Sure, sometimes presentation is important but not at every restaurant you go to. However, there it is presented to you even at the most basic of restaurants. This is one of the reasons I love to travel because of the emphasis different cultures place on different things. Also, I love to try new food and will try everything once.
Enjoy my ode to jamon and feel free to comment on your favorite international food.
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