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Old 15-11-2007, 01:50
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Hi all,

The Wednesday market in the port is something we really look forward to on each visit, for various reasons, but what we look forward to most is "Charcuterie Mateo ".The men who work on this stall are very insistant that you taste before you buy, and we have had many lunches when we have feasted like kings on his wonderful produce.
Tasting, buying and then eating the cheeses, hams etc. is one of the highlights of our visits.
We were there on 31 Oct and bought 8 slices of serrano ham,3 fairly large triangles of cheese, some chorizo and a few other sausage type meats and a delicious chunk of cured pork with paprika , all for 15 euros.
I can highly recommend a visit !!!!! in fact I wish I was there now.

Regards Tanya

PS does anyone know what the red jellylike food is on top of the counter? He gave us a slice to try but I was not keen....very sweet but my son and husband loved it.. I did try to find out but with such limited Spanish we had to give up.
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Old 15-11-2007, 04:03
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There's a very sweet yellow/orange paste called 'membrillo' which is made from quince which you often get with Spanish manchego cheese - might it be that?
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Old 15-11-2007, 05:56
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Thank you so much Pollensa That`s it. We had bought some manchega and it was then one of the men offered us this sweet firm jelly and implied that it was delicious and we should taste.
I was a bit reluctant as I did not know what it was,and all sorts of thoughts were running through my mind due to the nature of the produce for sale. I should think it will taste better next time.
thanks a million !
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Old 15-11-2007, 07:27
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Am glad that was it.

They actually sell it Sainsbury's in the 'specials' area. I bought it once for a Spanish-style dinner party to serve with Manchego but nobody liked it! - it is very sweet.
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Old 17-11-2007, 06:15
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OOH YUM! It's delish with cheese and a glass of red wine - love it!

Have you tried the lady with the wonderful array of dried fruit? All sorts of fab stuff - not only tastes good but some looks very pretty too. I bought some with dried cranberries and nuts as a Christmas treat - only prob is it looks a bit like pot pourri - but tastes yum!

The fruit/veg at the market is fab too and last year I bought some roses from a wee man who said they were from his garden. Now the flowers at the market are lovely but this was really special - old fashioned fragrance - wonderful.

Yes there is more than fake watches and pan-pipes to the PP market!

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Old 19-11-2007, 17:53
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I love the market especially at this time of year. The produce is fantastic and (I assume) most of its local. But why is it, and lots of markets like it, overtaken in the summer by fake watches and iffy t-shirts. Does anybody actually buy it?
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Old 20-11-2007, 07:13
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What do you mean does anyone buy it???Ithink i look the part with my Rolex and off white t shirt!!!!
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Old 20-11-2007, 17:36
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You've conjured up a wonderful image. Do please post a photo! :lol
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