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Iberian Acorn Ham


Here is the King of the Spanish tables, the most desired, the tastiest, the exclusive, the only one… Ladies and Gentlemen… The Iberian Acorn Ham!!!
This extraordinary and special Ham deserves its own post, just like this, nude, alone, without sauces, without salads… its only presence is enough to have one of the best pleasures in life… only if you can eat it after ;-). The Iberian acorn ham it’s exclusive from Spain. Iberian hogs are born, fed and raised in the south and northwest Spain (See it in the map). These facts, among others like the environmental and the acorn diet, make these hogs breed so special, their ham so tasteful and the recipes so exquisite!!! Since I first tried it, many years ago, I am addicted to eat/it!!!

If you ever come to Spain and want to buy some in a specialised shop or buy it through Internet, you should ask for the advice of an expertise or go to a recommended grocer’s/gourmet shop because you might disagree in the quality/price you pay. I’ve been buying… and eating Iberian acorn ham for 15 years and I have always got the best quality, a good price and a very nice treatment in the same family shop. This family grocer’s shop it’s been running their business for 30 years now and it has never dissapointed me. Their shop is located in Barcelona in a very centric area nearby Rambla Catalunya (Reserva Iberica, Aragó, 242) and I must say they have the best ham in the world and they are the best in the art of slicing it! They also own a shop in the Boqueria Market (the famous Ramblas Market).

Visit their website Reserva Ibérica or drop by their shop at Aragó street and if you want to buy any of their products and you say you’ve known about them through this site, Spanish Recipes and say my name Núria, you will get a discount in the shop and a wine taste. For those of you who would like to buy through internet, say you’ve known them through this site + my name and together with your purchase you will get a present.

I do hope you try it, life is in black and white until you do!!!
Special dressing: Charles Mingus


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12/02/2007 · 20:21 h by Emiline

That ham looks really good. I’ve never heard of it. I think Spanish cuisine is very interesting. I’m “Bookmarking” your site, so I can come back and visit again!

12/03/2007 · 11:32 h by Núria

Thanks Emiline,
I don’t know if there’s a permission from the USA authorities to import this ham… Americans are really careful with pork importations, I think.

03/19/2010 · 0:14 h by Tresna @ Duty Free Living

I stumbled upon your site today after seeing reference to it over at Souvlaki for the Soul. What a happy day to find information about where to buy the Iberico in Spain. My husband and I will be there in May and June this year and we are so excited to learn about the food, culture and people. Thank you for your recommendation to visit this shop – we will be sure to go!

03/19/2010 · 15:52 h by Núria

Hi Tresna! Hope you have a wonderful stay in Barcelona :D.

If you actually go to the shop, tell Manuel that you knew his shop through my blog… you’ll get the nicest treat and ham… of course ;D.

06/09/2011 · 19:51 h by michlhw

OH MY GOD. i just returned from my trip to Barcelona this morning (first time ever and i LOVED IT!) , and chanced upon your blog because i bought some sausages blind and needed to find a way to cook them. i was just at la rambla! i love iberican ham! i was THIS CLOSE! SO CLOSE! to your beloved shop! I bought some from xarcuteria i tostets “andreu”. have yet to eat it. i hope it will be as good as from the shop you mentioned. love xxx

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