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Language: Spanish

Description: Extremadura is a poor, dry mountainous region on the Portuguese border, north of Andalusia. Like Estremadura in Portugal, Extremadura was named as the "extreme" border of Christendom during the Reconquest. Most dishes in Extremadura are made using chicken, game, particularly pheasant, or pork. Chorizo from here is of very high quality, as it is made with pigs who have scoffed acorns which grow in abundance on the mountainous slopes.

Map of Extremadura, with many thanks to by Tourizm Maps &Copy; 2006

Ethnicity: Spanish
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Extremadura

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Extremadura

See foods and dishes: cabrito a la extremeña, caldereta extremeña, callos a la extremeña, faisan al modo de Alcántara, Torta del Casar

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