As in Bologna, there are many independent food stores in the city of Parma. Some like this one specialise in the sale of cooked meats including the delicious Parma ham.
Parma ham is a dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked. This style is called prosciutto crudo in Italian and is distinguished from cooked ham, prosciutto cotto.
Prosciutto is made from either a pig's or a wild boar's ham (hind leg or thigh). The process of making prosciutto can take anywhere from nine months to two years, depending on the size of the ham and the length of the curing process, which may be determined by local climatic conditions.
Commonly associated with Friuli and Emilia, the most renowned and expensive legs of prosciutto come from central and northern Italy, such as those of Parma, and San Daniele, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-30 2:23
wondered when we would see some of the ham from this famous Italian city. Looks amazing in this wonderful shot, can almost smell and taste it. Delicious imagery!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-30 2:34
wow, an interesting daily life shot here. I like your chosen POV and fine light managemet here. Excellent colours and depth. Very good one. Tfs.
jhm (152842) 2013-12-30 3:05
What a lovely picture with these ham shop.
A lot people eat and drink with the new year activities, maybe also the ham shall are and extra food for different people, I am self a lover.
I find not the photographer on these picture, in the shine of the window.
Lovely composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
A lovely end and Happy New Year,
delpeoples (58026) 2013-12-30 4:12
\Ahhh what a photo, all my gastronomic dreams rolled into one. I hope you partook - and washed it down with some tasty Barolo - or whatever that nice bottle of black wine is in the FG....awww my mouth is watering. An excellent tight frame accentuates the sheer volume of the prosciutto and I like the warm light which invites the bystander in to become the customer.
Excellent work and I wish you and your family a happy, happy New Year.
Nicou (141990) 2013-12-30 5:54
Tous ces jambons et salamis cela fait vraiment envie quelle vue de cette boucherie sueprbe et ces tons avec les reflets dans la vitre fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (79525) 2013-12-30 6:10
Il faut avouer qu'ils savent faire le jambon et le fromage dans cette partie de l'Italie. Ici, j'aime beaucoup le jeu de miroirs et de reflets avec les passants dans la rue.
Fis2 (97515) 2013-12-30 7:47
Interesting reflections effect.
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
ikeharel (71321) 2013-12-30 8:01
good evening Stephen,
Good choice to take this from outdoor's, can't imagine how this would feel indoor's, with all the ham's around...
Inspite the light from outsie, the view is super-clear in the shop area. Warm tone madfe this joli look.
All the best wishes for a happy new year,
InasiaJones (31566) 2013-12-30 11:57
I have the same store window in my collection!...
This place speaks abundance and it seems that there is enough food for the whole town. I think your photo is relevant with the holiday season, with people gathering and feasting.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
dkmurphys (58650) 2013-12-31 7:38
Very artistic result of the window reflections. I like the image.
I wish you all the best for the new year to come. Have a great party! Cheers!
Cricri (119395) 2013-12-31 9:48
Voila qui va faire le bonheur des amateurs de jambon et saucisson Italien :-) très belle réalisation avec un superbe jeu de reflets et une très belle lumière
Meilleurs vœux de bonne année 2014 ami
npecanhuk (75422) 2014-01-02 5:56
I enjoyed your idea and photo job!
Special regards to the exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
emka (97489) 2014-01-03 3:00
hello stephen, What a haven for many people here, who are far from being vegetarians. Prosciutto di Parma, so delicious as expensive. Very tasty photo. I must go to the kitchen :)Interesting shot from outside, with reflections from the street.
WArm regrads Malgo
Silvio1953 (143015) 2014-01-03 9:33
Ciao Stephen, very good composition, I like a lot, great parade of fantastic hams, excellent clarity, wonderful soft colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-04 7:16
This looks like a wonderful specialty shop Stephen and something I hope to see when we visit Italy in May. Everything I have read leads me to believe that shops like this are not unusual and I cannot wait to taste the delicious looking cured meat products. The interior looks warm and inviting and seeing the reflected bicycle with basket makes me think that someone is about to load up with mouthwatering treats! Warmest wishes Rosemary
macjake (67706) 2014-01-27 0:44
well, if I ever need Ham, I now know where to go haha
that sure is alot of meat!
I'll certainly have to try some of these local foods when I travel here in the future.
nice to see the reflections in the window too, just to spice it up a bit.
ourania (45344) 2014-01-27 12:55
a very interesting and rewarding picture, celebrating the world famous local product. The frame is packed with interest, you captured details and colours superbly. I like the ethereal sense given by the glass texture and the reflections, inside and outside mingle in a very intriguing way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (98918)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Food Glorious Food [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 0:00