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Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Fruit, Raisins

Museo de la Pasa
Plaza del Santo Christo 5
In southern Spain
Almachar
SPAIN

Tel/Fax: 952-512002

Admission Info: Open 9 am - 2 pm; 5 - 8 pm

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Meat

Museo de la Revolucion Industrial
ex Frigorifico Anglo
193 mi. NW of Montevideo
Fray Bentos
Rio Negro 65000
URUGUAY

Curator: Director: Isabel Neder de Bordoni
Tel/Fax: 598-562-2233
Website: www.cnn.com/2000/Food/news/09/05/uruguay.cornedbeef.reut

Mission: Buildings, machinery and a laboratory with equipment, plus photos and glass negatives of a huge British-owned meat processing plant that closed in 1979 when Europe and the US cut back on purchases. The factory canned huge amounts of meat, especially during World War II, and had 5,000 employees at its peak. In 1864, on the site of a former salting house, a meat extract factory was built according to the plans of a German engineer, Justus von Liebig. Most of the product was exported to Europe. In the early 1920s it was bought by a British firm and became known as El Anglo. A 5-story plant began operating, continuing to produce the beef extract as well as canned meat pies and corned beef, and other nonfood byproducts such as fertilizer and wood preservative.

Admission Info: Guided tours 10 am - 3 pm

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Salt

Museo de la Sal
Santa Pola
SPAIN

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Corn

Museo de Maiz
Matamoros
MEXICO

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Nuts, Almonds, Nougat

Museo de Turrones
Calle Alcoy 62, Apdo 17
03100 Jijona
SPAIN

Tel/Fax: 965 610 225

Mission: The only museum of Spanish turrone/nougat.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Nuts, Chestnuts

Museo del Castagno
Pescaglia Colognora
Tuscany
ITALY

Curator: Established in 1985 as a private museum.
Tel/Fax: 0583/385159-954465
Website: www.emmeti.it/Arte/Toscana/ProvLucca/Pescaglia/museo_del_castagno.uk.html

Mission: Museum illustrates the importance of the chestnut tree in the local area. Period tools for chestnut processing.

Admission Info: Open in winter, Sunday, 3 - 5 pm; summer, Sunday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm; other days by appointment. Admission free.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Chocolate

Museo del Chocolate de Astorga
Calle Jose Maria Goy 5
Astorga-Leon
SPAIN

Tel/Fax: 987 616220
Website: www.cti.es/museo

Mission: Opened in 1994, this is one of the oldest specialized chocolate museums in Astorga, formerly the center of the Spanish chocolate industry. Founded by Don Jose Luis Lopez, who spent many years in the manufacture of chocolate. Part of his collection, including machinery, and photographs, posters, and labels.

Admission Info: Open Tuesday Saturday, 11 am-2 pm, and 5-8 pm; Sunday, 11 am-2 pm. Closed Monday. Admission fee.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Chocolate

Museo del Chocolate Sueca
Calle Sant Josep 29
46410 Sueca-Valencia
SPAIN

Tel/Fax: 96-1-70-19-42
Website: www.chocolatescomes.com/museo.htm
Email: Info@chocolatescomes.com

Mission: Visitors are permitted to observe the chocolate production process, and to taste chocolate in its many varieties. The collection of objects includes equipment and tools, ancient grinding stones, and photographs, books, and assorted documents from the world of chocolate.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Candy

Museo del Dulces
Avenida Morelia
Morelia
Michoacan
MEXICO

Mission: The city of Morelia's candy making tradition started by a group of nuns of the Dominican Order of Santa Caterina de Sienna in 1595, made candies that were traditional in Spain. The museum offers candy making demonstrations, especially ate, fruit pastes made from various fruits. Morelia is the capitol of Michocoan. The museum is privately owned.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Meat, Ham

Museo del Jamon
Calle Gran Via 72
Madrid
SPAIN

Website: www.museodeljamon.es

Mission: Exhibit of great variety of Spanish hams: regional specimens; aged and younger; rare, government-certified iberico de bellota, with information on breeding of pigs, importance of terroire, manufacture including salting, curing, storage, and testing for quality.

Other Info: Also includes a restaurant and market at which various kinds of ham are available.

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