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When in Rome…

Although overused, the statement “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” still applies when it comes to food. For a chef, this means eat, eat again, and then eat some more. You may ask then what Roman food is. First and foremost Roman food is from the region of Lazio which is just south of Tuscany and north of Campania.

Jamon Serrano – The Undisputed King of Hams…

If there is one culinary delicacy that sets Spain apart from the rest of the world it is undoubtedly Jamon Serrano. The art form they employ to make this cured and air dried pork, particularly the Iberico de Bellota grade known as Pata Negra (named after the pigs discerning black hoof) is as rare as it is expensive due to the lengthy and costly production process.