Eat like a local: Visit markets, merchants to really get a taste of a place


“Quien corta el jamon en tu casa?” asked the butcher, his breath smelling of wine. “Who cuts the ham in your house?”“Yo,” I said, raising my hand. “Venga, entonces” he beckoned. “Come here, then.”I walked behind the counter of Santiago’s meat store in Lanjaron, Spain, and Santiago handed me the knife. I began slicing thin sheets of jamon Iberico (Spanish prosciutto), as I’d watched him do, and placed the […]  » Read More

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