Extremadura is a poor, dry mountainous region on the Portuguese border, north of Andalusia. Like Estremadura in Portugal, Extremadura was named as the "extreme" border of Christendom during the Reconquest. Most dishes in Extremadura are made using chicken, game, particularly pheasant, or pork. Chorizo from here is of very high quality, as it is made with pigs who have scoffed acorns which grow in abundance on the mountainous slopes.



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