A Man and His Ham

(Sung to the tune of My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Collins Foster):

“Oh the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky ham. ‘Tis autumn and the pork legs are gay*…”

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ELV note(s): Some people like to boil/simmer these big boys, but if you’ve never experienced the scent of a slow-roasting country ham permeating your home on a holiday morning, you’re missing one of the great culinary and olfactory experiences of all time.

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Col. Bill Newsom’s Kentucky Country Ham

Eternity is two people and a ham. – Anonymous

No, we’re not going all David Ross or ChezPim on you — cooking-and-food-foto-wise — but one of the highlights of our eating year is a Col. Bill Newsom’s Country Ham from his smokehouse in Princeton, Kentucky. So we’d thought we’d share this little bit of the primordial/artisanal food world with you, along with the work that goes into it.

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