Is Ham the New Bacon?
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Faith Durand
Jul 23, 2009

First it was Brussels sprouts, and now it's ham. Is this the new bacon? Ed Levine thinks that the "intense, silken essence of meat," as Harold McGee describes Surryano ham, an artisanal cured ham from Missouri, is enough to earn it a place above that beloved porcine product. This plus horseradish heaven, red cabbage salad, and why Serious Eats hates Hell's Kitchen.

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