I have an admission to make. This is not an objective blog. Much as I might try to be guided by objectivity when reporting about this island, how can I report without being subjected to my own views, tastes, likes and dislikes. The genre blog gives it away; a weblog is a log, logbook or record of incidents and observations. Sobrassada it is, then. I happen to like Sobrassada.
I have praised the virtues of Sobrassada many times before (here, here and here, amongst others). The pueblo of Campos has taken it upon themselves to organize the Fira de sa Sobrassada de Mallorca, now in its 4th year. From tomorrow, October 20th, to Friday, October 21st, you can smell Sobrassada, taste Sobrassada, buy Sobrassada or even reject Sobrassada as long as you like.
There will also be a Ruta Gastronòmica with the participation of eleven restaurants and eleven bars where you can try Sobrassada amb setas, Llomillo de porc amb sobrassada, Sobrassada with snails, calamares with Sobrassada, bacalao with Sobrassada, Sobrassada con miel, or suckling pig in Sobrassada sauce, just to give you an idea of some of the Sobrassada delicacies. Bon Profit!
The Fira de sa Sobrassada is held in the Plaça de Can Pere Ignasi in Campos. The venues for the Ruta Gastronòmica are spread all over Campos, and extend to the Club Nàutic de Sa Ràpita. Here is a link to the Ajuntament de Campos website with all the relevant information (in Catalàn only, I am afraid).
The neighbouring town of Felanitx will hold its annual Fira del Pebre Bord on Sunday, October 23rd. Pebre Bord is the sweet chili powder essential in the making of Sobrassada.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Consell, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: October 25th, 2009. The time was 14:52:37.