18 Jan 2010

Things to make you go… hmmm

Sometimes, I think this world has gone barking mad, if only for no  other reason than… Sigh… I can’t find another reason…

I was astonished to see a leg of HAM on sale for the price of £1,800.

That’s right. £1,800 or One Thousand, Eight Hundred Pounds. For 7 kgs of Ham. That’s about 15 lbs. Hmm, at a conservative estimate of £1 to TT$10.53 (today’s rate) that is a cool TT$18,984.00

A diamond in the rough

Pig farmer and ham expert Manuel Maldonado selected 50 pigs that were reared in Extremadura in western Spain.

The pigs were fed on a diet of acorns and roots to give the ham a distinctive flavour.

After being slaughtered their ham was salted and cured for three years, before going on sale in a hand-made wooden box wrapped in an apron made by a Spanish tailor.


This is a photo of Selfridges, Birmingham. I’ve always thought it looks like a gigantic fly’s eye.