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Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:15 pm

FYI - the annual 'Feira do Porco Alentejano' in Ourique, Portugal has grown considerably in size over the last few years and now attracts producers form all over Portugal as well as Spain. Some amazing products made by artisan producers from traditionally reared black pigs. The 2017 dates don't appear to be published yet, but is likely to be mid March.

Will try and upload some photos over the next few days, but in the meantime a link to the municipality's page/videoclip.

http://www.cm-ourique.pt/pt/menu/696/fe ... ejano.aspx
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby NCPaul » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:48 pm

It would be hard for me not to buy a ham. Have fun.
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:32 am

Some pictures
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby wheels » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:52 pm

Heaven on earth. Fantastic

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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:41 pm

It was - will upload the rest in a moment
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:47 pm

Here are the rest:

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This one below is rather interesting - the really big ones are about 3 whole loins sewn up together in fat (leaf fat? Or maybe the bit of back fat next to the skin) and left in the smokehouse for three months - if you zoom in you should be able to see the stitch marks. Unfortunately I've forgotten the name of it
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:49 pm

And if you've had too much meat there's plenty of locally produced sweet stuff, pastries, wine, fruit and nuts:
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Particularly liked this 'cake' made from compressed dates and almonds:
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby jenny_haddow » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:30 pm

Boas memorias desta culinaria. I have family in Lisboa and Brazil. Thank you for posting these lovely pictures.

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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby wheels » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:14 pm

I'm sure there's a law against looking at photos like these!
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby NCPaul » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:42 pm

My wife would have to be in charge of my wallet.
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:23 pm

jenny_haddow wrote:Boas memorias desta culinaria. I have family in Lisboa and Brazil. Thank you for posting these lovely pictures.

Jen


Obrigado, estou contente que os fotos servem-se para matar as saudades.
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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby onewheeler » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm

Nom nom. What are those black-ish beauties in the thrid pic down of your first post?

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Re: Feira do Porco Alentejano

Postby Swing Swang » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:46 pm

Not really sure, but it's in a pig's bladder. In the north of the country they make a sort of haggis , which is what I thought it was, but as it comes from the wrong region I'm not so sure. Didn't have the space to buy one :-(
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