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jamon iberico???

modernist Oct 10, 2006 08:47 PM

i just had some jamon iberico in peru (of all places!) and it brought me back...

i know its now approved and available in the states from certain producers in spain.

http://www.tienda.com/indepth/jamonib...

but who sells it in LA? not by the entire leg, but by the pound? (or at the likely prices, perhaps by the gram?) an 8 ball of jam anyone?

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    FED Oct 10, 2006 08:50 PM

    not yet. you can get sausages and lomo, but not the jamon. it has to be certified from slaughter to shipping, which takes a year.

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      modernist Oct 10, 2006 08:55 PM

      yeah i just read further... oh well. back to smuggling...

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      torta basilica Oct 12, 2006 05:06 AM

      The least thing I heard was that with La Tienda you were going to have to buy the whole leg... in a year. Hopefully, that policy will change - I can't wait :-) I wonder what restaurant's mark-ups will be.

      1. d
        diningdivala Oct 14, 2006 08:05 PM

        Try http://www.laespanolameats.com/

        I hear they make great Spanish sausages, too.

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          WileysHungryAgain Oct 14, 2006 09:23 PM

          Having a Spanish Tapas & Paella Party next week. Plan to get most of the items from La Espanola. Very organized & comprehensive website. Hope the retail store is too.

          I'll post a full report then.

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            modernist Oct 15, 2006 09:02 AM

            the store is great and they give a multitude of tastes (at least on weekends)

            i call la espanola meats with the proper research: the home a.o.c kit...

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              victorward Oct 16, 2006 12:43 AM

              home d.o.c. kit

          2. f
            FED Oct 15, 2006 07:01 PM

            absolutely. and having visited the spanish table in berkeley recently, i was surprised at how much of what they sell comes from la espanola. ask for alex, he won't steer you wrong.

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