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A Tale of Two Hams

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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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Exceptional Terra Cotta Cazuelas

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Exceptional Terra Cotta Cazuelas

These classic rustic refractory clay cazuelas are only made in the area near Breda, in Catalunya. The secret to the exceptional quality of these remarkable cooking products the special clay of the region, coveted by potters since Roman times. It comes from the Pyrenean foothills where the local artisans follow the Roman custom of adding very fine pebbles to this traditional clay thereby producing...

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REGIONAL FOCUS

Asturias

We always look forward to visiting Asturias, a magnificent area where the crashing sea, sheer mountains and green pastures abound. To the north are the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Sea. To the south are the amazing Picos de Europa. Its dramatic sheer cliffs have protected the area from invasions from the south, and its geographic isolation has protected the area from foreign intruders.

The...

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