The Matanza is part of Andalucian tradition and has been now for many generations so when we got invited to one this November we decided to go along...mainly so we could say "yes we have been" Being honest it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, the slaughter was performed with such a high degree of skill that the actual killing can only be described as humane. Like it or loath it the matanza is still practiced today although not to the extent that it was. Rules have changed due to Spain falling in line with the EU and certain conditions must be met.
A few pics...
Tapas Recipes Andalucia
will be detailing all the recipes from the matanza over the coming weeks, the first is the traditional dish "migas"