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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.


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...

    2. t
      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.

        1. w
          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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          1. re: WileysHungryAgain
            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...

            1. re: modernist
              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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