Señor Jamón y Miguel
I jumped at the opportunity to take photo and video footage, with Martín’s permission of course. The jamón man even let me take a stab (literally) at the hard work (again, literally). He knocked on the jamón with his knife to indicate just how hard it was. Why the metal glove and vest? The meat is so tough, so ‘cured’, that you have to jab your knife in deep and pull towards your body in order to get the power needed to remove certain bones. When Athena and I tried, we struggled but we contributed a few cuts and incisions nonetheless. Señor Jamón did it so effortlessly and rather swiftly. iUn profesional!
He also fed us some scraps of jamón. Well, multiple scraps. Best scraps yet!
more photos and videos coming soon…