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"Jamon Serrano" Spain Local Custom Tip by blint

Spain Local Customs: 290 reviews and 262 photos


The photo you see along side is a typical image in many bars and restaurants in Spain. Ok I admit it, it doesn't look very appetising, but it is! There is also perhaps more flattering photo attached as well.

Jamon Serrano is jamon curado (cured ham). So what makes jamon serrano different to jamon curado? Well, the pigs (before they are viciously slaughtered for our ravishing appetites) are fed on acorns, which makes the meat tastier and healthier. Don't scoff if I try and make it sound healthy because it isn't so bad for you as it may look. It is filled with vitamins b1 and b6 as well as Iron and potassium among other things.

If you are here you HAVE to try it, unless you are a vegetarian of course! It is one of the most typical foods from Spain and the locals will be upset it you turn your nose up at it!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 12, 2007
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