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Menus are bulging with seasonal produce presently of 12 months, typically amid conventional meals festivals. From Andalucía to Tuscany, by way of the Scottish Highlands, our tipsters forage for treats

Each October the city of Aracena, Huelva province, (a 90-minute drive north-west from Seville) hosts the Feria del Jamón Ibéric (Ibérico ham competition) to have a good time its local delicacy. In addition to market stalls, reveals, a ham-cutting competitors and the possibility to win your weight in ham, the native bars and tavernas provide two tapas for €2 after which stamp your loyalty card permitting you to vote for the most effective tapas of the competition. In case you can’t make the competition, the Ibérico Ham tour runs all year long – a information takes you from farm to fork and reveals why the black-footed pig has been thought of a delicacy for hundreds of years. The city additionally has a ham museum.
In 2017, the festival runs on two consecutive weekends in October (20-22 and 27-29). Ham tours price €37.50 (under-12s free), final 2½ hours and run at 11am and four.30pm day by day
Ruth Kelly

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