Apparently the cochinillos were bought from a man who lives in the small town of Miguelanez. He raises the pigs himself, kills them, cooks them and brings them to you for a nice price of €60 a pop. One cochinillo is usually under 10 pounds and feeds about four people. They are roasted whole on an open oak wood fire, which creates a crunchy skin and juicy, tender meat. Want to hear more? NPR posted an informational article about the pigs here. Or have a listen.
|Homemade bourbon balls and rum balls by moi for the feast|
|Saw a beautiful rainbow on the drive up|
|There's a foot on my plate..|
|God Bless every corner of this house|
|A post-lunch walk in the country|
|Walking through the small, quiet town|
We shared a delicious meal, drinks and a walk through the country. I felt so happy to be included in the annual tradition with this great group of people. I finally have had my traditional cochinillo experience in Segovia. Yum!