Salamanca – Food First!

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I spent last weekend in Salamanca, a town with more history than you can shake a stick at. There will be photos of stunning buildings etc. in due course, but – and this will surprise no one(!) – I’m putting the food pics up first:

Let’s start with a round of pinchos, which is essentially the same as tapas.

The one in the middle is called "jeta". It's a colloquial word for face, as in "mug". As for the dish, it's pork snout :)

The one in the middle is called “jeta”. It’s a colloquial word for face (as in “mug”). As for the dis itself, it’s pork snout, oink! ๐Ÿ™‚

But what Salamanca is most famous for in the food stakes is this:



And here's the nice man cutting it for us :)

And here’s the nice man cutting some for us ๐Ÿ™‚ Pricey stuff, but so worth it…


More ham

This burger was divine...

This burger was divine…

Nice wine display :)

Nice wine display ๐Ÿ™‚

Who'd turn down such an evocative invite for afternoon coffee?

Who’d turn down such an evocative invite for afternoon coffee?

Not me!

Not me!

"Chochos Tipicos de Salamanca"  "Chocho" has two meanings: sweets/candy and... erm... fanny (beaver, if you're American).

Chochos Tipicos de Salamanca
“Chocho” has two meanings: sweets/candy and… erm… fanny (beaver, if you’re American).

44 thoughts on “Salamanca – Food First!

  1. Anna

    OMG empanadas I diiiiiiiiiiiiie. I need food so badly today. I worked till 2 am, then again since 8 am and I treated myself to a massive sushi lunch delivered to my office and I ordered THE WRONG EFFING THING >.<
    Anyway. Thank you for this. I am devouring everything with my eyes.


      1. Anna

        well, it was smoked salmon instead of raw and took me 2 pieces to notice. after that i was just ready to bang my head against the table


  2. bevchen

    I’ve wanted to go to Salamanca for aaaaaages! If I ever make it, I know who to ask for eatery recommendations ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mmm, that ham and cheese pastry thing looks amazing!


  3. June

    Man, I miss jamรณn! We didn’t get to eat in Salamanca as we couldn’t find anywhere to park! I’m sorry I missed the opportunity – everything looks amazing. Drool…



    You’re definitely selling Salamanca to me:-) The pig snouts look a tinsy bit wrong but the coffee looks lush. Also the translations/double meaning of the names of the dishes made me smile:-)


    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Hi there! There’s plenty of non-snouty pork parts to choose from, have no fear ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Salamanca is great. I’ve got some more picture posts coming up, in case you’re not fully convinced yet. Ha!

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      1. polyglotfun

        I say… Conversations with you are always brief but educational. I had no idea that “fanny” was such a moveable body part. ๐Ÿ˜›

        But your definition does lead to another question: is the word “cunt” in the UK not a very offensive term? (Since “fag” British English is quite innocuous, maybe there are others!)


      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        You’re right. “Fanny” is far less offensive than the “c” word, so they are not really synonymous in usage, although they are slang for the same body part.

        Re, “fag” – it does indeed have the same meaning in UK and US English, BUT it’s also a UK slang word for cigarette, and, in this context, not viewed as offensive in the least.


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