(Last Updated On: 31/08/2017)


In a recent interview for extremadurate.es I said every time I come back from Extremadura I bring 20 kg of food in my suitcase. Some people laughed and others asked me how I manage to do that.

As I just came back from Extremadura I thought I would share with you how much food I brought and point out which products are local and homemade/handpicked.

Let’s start!

food from Extremadura

1. Olive oil

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

2. Jamón ibérico de cebo (from black Iberian pigs fed on acorn, pasture and compound)

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

3. Jamón ibérico de bellota (from black Iberian pigs fed on acorn)

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

4. Lomo ibérico (Iberian dry-cured pork tenderloin)

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

5. Picaditos de jamón ibérico (minced Iberian ham)

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

6. Chorizo ibérico (Iberian pork chorizo)

✓ From Extremadura

 

7. Chorizo blanco ibérico (Iberian pork sausage similar to chorizo, but containing no paprika)

✓ From Extremadura

 

8. Cow and sheep cheese

✓ From Extremadura (Cabeza del Buey, Badajoz)

 

9. Sheep cheese

 

10. Maizena cornflour

 

11. Goats’ cheese with paprika

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

12. Lomo ibérico (Iberian dry-cured pork tenderloin)

✓ From Extremadura

 

13. Goats’ cheese

✓ From Extremadura (Carbajo, Cáceres)

 

14. Bonito tuna

 

15. Oregano

✓ From Extremadura

✓ Handpicked

 

16. Cola Cao cacao powder

 

17. Green marinated olives

✓ From Extremadura

✓ Handpicked

 

18. Quince paste

✓ From Extremadura

✓ Homemade

 

19. Goats’ cheese and Iberian ham spread

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

20. Goats’ cheese spread

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

21. Goats’ cheese and green olives spread

✓ From Extremadura (Alburquerque, Badajoz)

 

22. Cream cheese

✓ From Extremadura (Santa Amalia, Badajoz)

 

23. Iberian pork and cherry pâté

✓ From Extremadura (Santa Amalia, Badajoz)

 

24. Goats’ cheese with paprika

✓ From Extremadura (Valverde de Leganés, Badajoz)

 

25. Brown lentils

 

26. Walnuts

✓ From Extremadura

✓ Handpicked

 

27. Cannellini beans

✓ From Extremadura

✓ Handpicked

 

28. Magdalenas (Spanish version of fairy cakes, no icing involved)

✓ From Extremadura

 

29. Perrunillas (a traditional sweet from Extremadura made originally with lard that has a very rich taste)and galletas rizadas (a giant biscuit-type of sweet made with flour, eggs, lard and lemon zest, among other ingredients)

✓ From Extremadura

 

All this should last until mid-December. That is when I will be travelling home again. If you are wondering how on earth I will be able to eat all this in two months the truth is I might not, but if I run out of some kind of home food I start worrying a bit, I am not going to lie!

 

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And you, do you bring back any food from your travels?

Irene Corchado Resmella
Spanish Sworn Translator and Content Writer at ICR Translations
Spanish translator living in Oxford (UK) sharing my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain.
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