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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pan de Jamón

imageThis news video at the BBC reminded me about this Christmas tradition - Pan de Jamón (Venezuelan ham, raisin and olive bread).

It’s a Venezuelan Christmas tradition, but as there are so many Venezuelans living in Tenerife, or Canarios who have lived in Venezuela and returned (many with Venezuelan born children), Pan de Jamón is yet another culinary tradition that has been introduced to the island.

If you’re in Tenerife, you can get this bread at many bakeries and possibly supermarkets now. I’ve had it delivered (special order), by the bakery in El Tanque.

Either way, look out for it, because it’s delicious and not usually available year-round. If you can’t buy it, you could have a go at making it: here’s a recipe.

Image by Wikipedia

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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