Knowing an ancient port city only by the ham that originated there is nothing to be embarrassed about, right? Oh, good. That's a relief. Because it's ham that first brought Bayonne to my attention. Then my French friend reminded me how close it is to Biarritz.
nostalgia's tricky. So much of what we identify with is imagined as it is...
tasted regional delicacies, learned about Basque culture, and purchased local products.
camera-shy ham that night.