In two posts that I put on my blog in May I talked about a trip I did to the Sierra of Aracena with a journalist and a photographer from Hong Kong. The journalist was going to write an article about the Iberian pig for a magazine called Next, which is published in Chinese. I was promised a copy of the magazine, but as has happened in the past the magazine did not arrive. Anyway, I did an Iberian ham tour a few days ago with two lawyers from Hong Kong who had read the article. Actually, they had brought the article with them and kindly gave it to me. As my knowledge of Chinese is zero, I have enjoyed looking at the photographs! They is one of me eating an Iberian pork rib!
On another note, I recevied an e-mail from the production company that were filming last year with the chef Rick Stein in Spain. In my blog entry of 27th October last year I mentioned that they had filmed me with Rick at El Rinconcillo in Seville. I said that the series was going to be called “Hidden Spain”. In fact, it will be called “Rick Stein’s Spain”. Anyway, I was given the dates for the 4-part series which will be shown on BBC 2 in the UK. They are as follows:

Programme 1
Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country (San Sebastian)
Thursday 14th July 2011, 8.00pm

Programme 2
Cantabria, Basque Country, La Rioja, Navarra, Catalonia
Thursday 21st July 2011, 8.00pm

Programme 3
Catalonia, Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha
Thursday 28th July 2011, 8.00pm

Programme 4
Extremadura, Andalucia
Thursday 4th August 2011, 8.00pm

Each of the programmes is an hour in length. You should, hopefully, see me on the programme on 4th August.