Tastes: Ham It Up
Learn these words: jamón Ibérico de bellota. They literally mean "ham from Iberico-breed pig that was fed mostly acorns." In terms of gastronomy, these Spanish hams represent one of the world's most coveted foods, and one that has not met federal import standards.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 23, 2008.