This is a picture of the "pan de jamon" (ham bread), one of the traditional Venezuelan X-mas dishes. It is a bread filled with ham, raisins and olives. This sweet - salty combination is really delicious. I took this picture at a Christmas party a couple of years ago. I sharpened a bit and removed a grey shadow that made the bread look unnatural. I hope it is as appealing to you as it is to me.
Some internet comments on this delicious bread:
"This white, soft-textured bread is stuffed with smoked ham, green olives and raisins--a remarkable combination of flavors that blows away the typical breakfast ham and cheese croissant. "
"This delicious and succulent Venezuelan christmas dish, is said to have its origin in the 1950s. At that time a huge number of European immigrants came to Venezuela, Italians and Portuguese became famous by their bakeries. It is said that during Christmas, to bring more clients, an Italian baker introduced a bread stuffed with, ham, olives and raisins and promoted it as a special Christmas dish. Nowadays, a Venezuelan Christmas dinner without Pan de Jamon is unthinkable."
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olopez (4959) 2006-01-30 14:30
Tiene una pinta estupenda, me ha abierto el apetito.
RPoole5552 (1812) 2006-01-30 20:57
Great composition! It looks yummy. I'll have to try the recipe.
pranab (5354) 2006-02-09 2:42
you made a very ordinary object look very special. good color and detail, a bit abstract feeling to it too. great note.
MartaW (703) 2006-02-25 18:56
Great photo, good composition and really fantastic note.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2006-02-28 17:28
Good close up tighly cropped to add impact. It is good to see pictures like this especially with excellent notes.
edal (6804) 2006-07-12 2:12
Maybe I'll try coocking it someday... It seems eatable, I think - at least for the eyes;)
Thanks for the idea!