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Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is just a quick 8 hour ferry ride from the great street art Valencia and I could not pass up the chance for sun and fun in Spain. But as I knew it was a big tourist destination I hit the supermarket to stock up on food.


Holy cow! Or perhaps I should say holy pig!


leg of pork


There is an entire section of the store dedicated to pig products. I’m not sure if you realize this in addition to all of the different pork  products pre-packaged this is a giant wall of pig leg!

My family heritage is supposed to be Italian and Irish but I am really starting to think my ancestors are Spanish.




Much thanks to Hostal Atlanta that hosted me in Palma, Mallorca. It was one of the cleanest hostels I’ve been in and the staff was so nice and helpful.


  1. The Travel Chica on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    I was wondering why it took so long for you to write about pork in Spain.

    I have a good friend who may actually love pork more than you, and she raved about Spain.
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  2. Katherina on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    ooh… probably what I miss most from home – all the jamon iberico! In Spain it’s a custom to have a big pig leg at home for christmas time… I think this is the best present someone could ever give me!
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  3. Emily in Chile on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    I know ham is big in Spain, but I definitely didn’t expect that entire aisle of piernas de jamón! Enjoy being in your spiritual home :)
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  4. Ashley on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    Drool! We attempted to smuggle a big hunk of jamon iberico home to the States with us…and failed. Immigration did take pity on us and let us keep the rest of our assorted food goods, but insisted that they had to take the jamon :-(
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  5. Cal on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    Good grief!
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  6. Cal on the December 10, 2011 remarked #

    Good grief! That is a lot of pork.

  7. Bret @ Green Global Travel on the December 11, 2011 remarked #

    YUM! The only problem with this post is that I’m drooling over these pics before I’ve had breakfast. BTW, we went to a swanky restaurant here in Atlanta recently (opened by Oprah’s former personal chef) where they had an artisanal ham bar. I immediately thought of you!
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  8. Sam on the December 11, 2011 remarked #

    Wow, looks like a pig leg warehouse more than a regular store!
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    • Ayngelina on the December 13, 2011 remarked #

      I know, so delicious!

  9. Fly Girl on the December 11, 2011 remarked #

    That’s a lot of piggies. In my experience, most of Latin America does have a love affair with pork and I think it’s because of the robust flavor.
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  10. Sebastian on the December 11, 2011 remarked #

    I can’t wait to read more about Mallorca and what you have to say about my home :)
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    • Ayngelina on the December 13, 2011 remarked #

      Well I don’t want to spoil it but I will definitely be back.

  11. mike on the December 12, 2011 remarked #

    Am starving. Eating a packet of skips and the prawny goodness is diminished in the face of such piggy flavoured goodness. Going home to cook some pork belly after work.

    It’s not a nice air dried iberian ham but is the closest I can find in my pre-xmas fastidiousness.
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    • Ayngelina on the December 13, 2011 remarked #

      Nothing beats Spanish ham.

      • Tom on the January 25, 2012 remarked #

        So very true!

  12. Jen Laceda on the December 13, 2011 remarked #

    The Philippines was colonized by the Spanish for close to 400 years. Maybe that’s why we love pork / pig so much! Yumm-o jamon iberico! Love that!
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  13. Michi on the December 22, 2011 remarked #

    Mmmmmmm. You better try jamón de pata negra – you will FALL IN LOVE!!
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  14. Rachel on the December 24, 2011 remarked #

    Try growing up in the USA with a jamon hanging over your kitchen sink…and not knowing that was not normal. :) I did just successfully smuggle in a lomo for my parents for Christmas!

  15. Ceri on the February 24, 2012 remarked #

    Hahaha! Wow. That’s a lot of pig. I’ll be interested to know what you thought of Mallorca – it’s one of THE biggest holiday destinations for Brits.
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  16. Simply Madrid on the April 3, 2013 remarked #

    Spanish ham is greatly prized as a gourmet food both in Spain and around the world. Excellent ham but most of all Spain is a great place for food, drool xD

  17. Kristy on the December 16, 2013 remarked #

    I drool over on those lovely meat! Haha.

  18. News on the January 31, 2014 remarked #

    Thank You For Sharing
    I Support U
    I Love Spain

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