Ham: An Obsession With The Hindquarter

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Ham: An Obsession With The Hindquarter, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

A ham is (let us not mince words) a pig’s rear end. It’s a hefty hunk of flesh and bone, weighing in somewhere between 12 and 30 pounds. Fresh or cured, ham can be prepared in innumerable ways. And (here’s the clincher) ham is incredibly delicious—the kind of meat whose sheer scrumptiousness can entice even the most diehard vegan into having second thoughts.

In Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough take readers on a globetrotting tour of the whole wide wonderful world of ham, from the Philippines to Spain, the Caribbean, the American South, and their own home corner of rural Connecticut (where they buy and help raise a hog of their own). Gifted raconteurs and talented cooks, the pair ham it up with a series of hilarious stories and pig out on a hundred mouth-watering recipes. Don’t miss this feast.

  • Authors: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
  • Hardcover
  • 224 Pages
  • 25 color photographs; 100 recipes
  • 7 1/2″ x 9 1/4″

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Weight 2 lbs

4 reviews for Ham: An Obsession With The Hindquarter

  1. Ted E Litteken (verified owner)

    what can I say I am a ham junkie good read lots of good info if you like ham you need this book

  2. Mark Budnk (verified owner)

    Lots of tasty looking recipes. As a chef, I was looking for more information distinguishing the different a processes that create different hams.

  3. Jacob Hansen (verified owner)

    This is a well written book, good recipes. That being said, be advised, this book does NOT teach the ham curing process, which is what I was thinking it did. While it discusses the process, it does not contain recipes and procedures if you are wanting to make your own dry or wet cured hams, prosciutto, etc.

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