Jamón Ibérico: A Connoisseur's Guide by Approach Guides

Jamón Ibérico: A Connoisseur's Guide

byApproach Guides, David Raezer, Jennifer Raezer

Kobo ebook | September 19, 2016

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Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination’s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food or wine.

In the culinary world, no ham rivals Spain’s jamón ibérico in flavor or texture. Made from Iberian pigs raised on a diet of acorns in the woodlands (dehesa) of the country’s southwest, it must be tasted to be believed.

This guide explores everything that makes jamón ibérico special: the native purebreed pigs, the man-made dehesa ecosystem, the rearing system and the ham-making process. We save the most interesting part for last, demystifying the many classes of products so you know exactly what to look for when on location in Spain. For a food-loving traveler aiming to eat local, this guide is a must-have reference.

What’s in this guide

  • Context. We begin by providing context, describing the Iberian pig and the dehesa woodland ecosystem that supports it.
  • The ham itself. Having set the stage, we review how the pigs are reared and their unique diet. We then walk step by step through the ham-making process and the range of products available.
  • Advice for getting the best culinary experience. This guide supplies a map of Spain’s four Iberian ham-producing denominations and links to online resources where you can explore specific topics in more detail. Finally, we give our personal tips — including what to look for when purchasing and even wine pairing — for getting the most from your experience on location.
  • Information the way you like it. As with all of our products, this guide is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and high-quality images are used to illustrate key points.

Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.
- Travel + Leisure

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Title:Jamón Ibérico: A Connoisseur's GuideFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 19, 2016Publisher:www.approachguides.comLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:193661457X

ISBN - 13:9781936614578

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