"From Spain with Love" explores the diverse culinary culture of Spain through the eyes of passionate gastronomad and host Annie Sibonney. Using food as a window into Spain and its many characters, the series uncovers the rich contradictions of the country. From the food mecca of San Sebastian and the quaint fishing villages of Galicia to the cosmopolitan Barcelona and the bustling excitement of Madrid, the series explores the deep-rooted connection between the land, the farmer, the fisherman, the ingredient, the home cook and the chef across Spain's many regions. (Source: The Cooking Channel)
Since the time of the Inquisition, what started off in Spain as "mandatory" pork consumption (under the threat of death) has evolved into a true passion. From the oak forests of Extremadura to the bistros of Barcelona, Annie discovers that there are more than a hundred ways to cook a pig. In this episode, Annie spots black-hoofed Iberico pigs gorging on acorns among the oak trees of the Dehesa forest; prepares chorizo sausages and ham at a traditional matanza pig festival; feasts on the traditional Castilian delicacy of roast suckling pig in the medieval city of Segovia; and visits Els Tres Poquets - The Three Little Pigs - a restaurant that specializes in Iberian pork products and dishes.