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A Tale of Two Hams

DON HARRIS: REFLECTIONS ON SPAIN

A Tale of Two Hams

Fall is the time for feasting, for people and also for a few lucky pigs! Across Spain people are celebrating the harvest of nature’s bounty, from wheat to almonds to wine. At the same time, small herds of black pigs are wandering the rangelands of western Spain feasting on sweet acorns which fall from cork and holm oak trees.

This magical rangeland is called the dehesa, and...

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About Chocolate from Spain

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About Chocolate from Spain

Spain is fanatical about its chocolate. Do you really think the Spanish explorers were looking for gold? Well they found it, black gold: delicious cocoa.

Before coffee became ubiquitous across Spain, chocolate was the drink of choice. It all started in 1544 when Dominican friars, accompanied by Mayans from Guatemala, presented containers of frothed chocolate to young Prince Philip, soon...

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REGIONAL FOCUS

Valencia

The varieties of experiences we have enjoyed in the Community of Valencia are amazing. Probably the most well known event occurs each March when the people of Valencia produce an astonishingly loud celebration called Las Fallas, complete with burning images, ear-shattering fireworks along with toasty buñuelos, or churros and chocolate -- always the contrast that is typical of Spanish culture.

But...

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