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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello there everybody

 

I´ve just discovered this forum, and It´s great.

 

I want to learn more about this technique, because we do not use it a lot in Spain. I don´t know anyone here who uses it.

 

I first saw it in Alabama, in my host family, smoking a Turkey for Thanksgiving......and I miss it (almost as much as I miss those good ol´folks)

post #2 of 14

Welcome to the forums, James!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

Red

post #3 of 14

Welcome James,

 

You will find a lot of good information on this web site about both food and equipment. And lot's of great people who can help answer questions and give you pointers on how to do things.

 

with kind regards,

 

Ed

 

San Antonio, Texas

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello from southern Spain

Hi there!

 

I was searching information to get a smoker, and I´ve found this awesome forum.

 

My english is not too good, and I think I´ve introduced myself in the wrong section, I´m sorry for that.

 

I live in Spain, where we are not too used to smoking food, but I got to know this way of cooking as a kid when I had the luck of staying a whole year in Alabama.

 

And ever since, I´ve missed those people.....and that way of cooking.

 

I hope to learn a lot of this way of cooking of yours.

post #5 of 14
Hi James! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
post #6 of 14

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! You did start in the correct spot!  We want to know a bit about you and what you are doing!  I live in North Alabama!  Glad you got to spend some time here with us!

 

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

 

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

 

Kat

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
North Alabama. ....I was there. In Rogersville, in the Lauderdale County.
You have a great State, and great people.
post #8 of 14

James....I live in Madison....right next to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville.  The main Airport is about 5 miles from my house.

 

Rogersville and the river is wonderful!

 

Kat

post #9 of 14

James,

 

Welcome to the forum, as a newbie myself i can say there sure is a ton of info on here.......

 

where in Spain are you? I was recently in Sevilla.....

 

I need to smuggle me some Black Hoof...!!!

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi there!

Spain, compared to the US or Canada is really small. I live in the North, although I come from the southeast. ( a spanish redneck).

Here in the basque country, the level of cooking is quite high.......but the people here only smoke the cheese!!!! Because of the humidity.

And nobody has even heard about smoking a Turkey!!!! They don't know what they are missing.

And about the black hoof.....you're right. It is one of the best foods in the world. It comes from the iberian pig (the iberian race)
and although is not smoked is also delicious. One of those things you have to taste, like the manchego cheese.
post #11 of 14
James,

Maybe you could help me......
I'm looking to find a company who produces cured iberian ham, so I can import from them directly.
Have you any idea where I should look for producers?
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
There are 4 different areas in which the iberian ham is made under D.O.
Dehesa de Extremadura
Los Pedroches (cordoba)
Guijuelo (salamanca)
Jamon de Huelva

I would recommend two:

Jamones BEHER in Guijuelo

Jamones IBESA in Los Pedroches.

There is also ham produced in other areas like Toledo, but it is not qualified as DO.

Good luck!
post #13 of 14

Welcome from NW Florida, as its been said there is a lot of great folk on here and they will lead you in the right direction. You can also use the search at the top and find just about anything.

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by James74 View Post

There are 4 different areas in which the iberian ham is made under D.O.
Dehesa de Extremadura
Los Pedroches (cordoba)
Guijuelo (salamanca)
Jamon de Huelva

I would recommend two:

Jamones BEHER in Guijuelo

Jamones IBESA in Los Pedroches.

There is also ham produced in other areas like Toledo, but it is not qualified as DO.

Good luck!

Thank you very much James, thats awesome....!

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