(Last Updated On: 21/03/2018)


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. An Oxford-based Spanish sworn translator and content writer working as ICR Translations. I share my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain. I also blog in The Curiolancer.

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