29 May 2010

Hamming it up with Chilli and Chocolate

Chilli, Chocolate and Serrano ham? Odd combination? Well not this time as we delve into the blogsphere and discover "Chilli and Chocolate" ~ A Belfast food blog run by Niall and Kelly, great guys and lovely people to deal with. It was a few weeks ago when we started following @Chilli_and_Choc through Twitter, a few tweets later Niall and Kelly bought one of our front leg shoulder serrano hams for a tapas party they were organising. Knowing them both as prolific food bloggers we asked if they wouldn't mind taking a few pics of the ham and for a review of the ham itself.

What followed was an interview via email for thier local food heroes section - how could we say no!, in fact it appears that the ham was well enjoyed which, for us is always great to hear.

One of the tricks to enjoying and achieving the best from a Spanish ham is in the carving, even the pro's claim that you can to a certain extent determine the flavour through the carving. Wafer thin slices are always best and looking at the photo above it would appear that the guys at Chilli & Choc have it mastered - not bad at all for a first attempt, in fact pretty outstanding and certainly better than our own rather hectic disaster first time around! (well you have to start somewhere:)

Read the interview

If you don't already have Chilli and Chocolate bookmarked yet then why not pay them a visit for a whole different angle on all things food. You can even sign up to thier members area for special offers and a whole host of other foodie thoughts and information relating to local suppliers, produce, recipes plus much more.

Web: Chilli and Chocolate
Twitter: @Chilli_and_Choc


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