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Inside the Secret World of Super-Premium Spanish Jamon Iberico

Max Falkowitz 28 comments

We visit the farms and cellars where some of Spain's most famous famous (and expensive) ham is made. More

Everything That's Wrong with the $40 Ham Sandwich from Jezalin's Gourmet Market

New York Carey Jones 21 comments

"Like foie gras on an ice cream cone." [Photos: Robyn Lee] When you are eating the world's most expensive ham, you should not feel like you're eating beef jerky. So we weren't too happy with the $39.99 sandwich of jamòn... More

U.S.-Bound Spanish Iberico Pata Negra Hams to Lose Black Hooves, Cost Double

Erin Zimmer 9 comments

Black-hooved Iberico pigs in Spain. Photograph from Shoes on Wires on Flickr About a year ago, Iberico hams, the most gourmet of Spanish piggies, were first sold in the United States. They arrived with black hooves on—a symbol of Spanish hospitality and a guarantee of Iberico authenticity. Now after a USDA ruling effective January 2009, all hams will arrive "pata negra sin pata" (without the telltale black hoof). To make it worse, the ruling added a punitive 100 percent tariff on all bone-in Iberico hams, which will double the price of any delivered after March 2009. So one of these ridiculously expensive (and seriously delicious) $1,400 hams will now set you back $2,800. Talk about starting the year off... More

El Producto mas Último de Esteban Jobs: iJam

Adam Kuban 4 comments

Apologies if I butchered the Spanish above. iJam. Get it? Jamón Ibérico? [via Jason Perlow] Link: iJam (English) [YouTube]... More

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