'Food Hero' - Albert Rees
'When the Romans conquered Carmarthen, they pinched our recipe for Carmarthen ham.' So says Chris Rees, the fifth generation of Rees’s to supply cured hams and bacon to the Carmarthenshire community, a family business that stretches back to the 19th century.
Chris - one of Rick Stein’s 'Food Heroes' - makes the award-winning air-dried Carmarthen hams, with his wife, Anne, to a secret recipe, for which they’re seeking appellation status. You can see the hams hanging high above the counters at Albert Rees, the butcher’s shop Chris runs in the Carmarthen Indoor Market
There, you can hear Chris’s tale for yourself while trying a morsel of the Carmarthenshire original. The similarities between this salty ham and Parma are suspiciously striking.
Public access: Mon-Sat. 9am-5pm. Online orders available.
Contact: Albert Rees, Carmarthen Indoor Market SA31 1QY.
01267 237687 | carmarthenham.co.uk
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