Traditionally, winter in Spain is the season for the slaughter of pigs (a matanza) and the making of sausages. The most common Mallorcan sausage is sobrasada: ground pork meat is mixed with spices (most predominantly paprika), stuffed into tripe casings, and then hanged to cure for a few weeks. A matanza is hard work but great camaraderie. Whole families get together and everyone is assigned a job. A big traditional lunch is served in the middle of the day.
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