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Pork Lovers Tour

I make no bones about the fact that I think pork is the best meat out there. In my opinion it is far superior to beef, miles better than lamb and there's no question it's better than chicken. In fact, my sentiment towards pork entirely echo that of number one pork-lover Jay Rayner who states in his book The 10 (Food) Commandments 'that thou shall honour thy pig. Or anybody else’s pig for that matter. Because everything is improved by the application of a little pig'. He's not wrong.

But when it comes to knowing my Serrano from my Salchichón, my Chorizo from my Charcuterie, things start to get a bit muddled. Fortunately for me the EU and Interporc have funded the rather incredible sounding 'Pork Lovers Tour', a non-profit set up travelling cross-country to give the public information about all things pork. Spanish pork to be specific.

Inside the unmissable porky pink van (parked up in L1 at the moment) there's wall to wall information about the good stuff including the different parts of the animal, the different cuts of meat and the multitude of different curing processes.It turns out there's an awful lot you can do with pork beyond the usual pork-chop situation and there's a few nuggets of recipe inspiration on their website here.

Plus, no need to feel guilty as the van has reliably informed me that not only is Spanish pork sustainable and high welfare, it's not as bad for you as you might think.

If you fancy a taste of pork done the Spanish way or even just Spanish food in general then I recommend getting your fix in Liverpool at Neon Jamon, Salt House Tapas, Lunya or La Vina. 

Lomo Iberico de Bellota from Neon Jamon 

*This is a sponsored post but as always all opinions are honest and 100% my own! 

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