Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Virginia Is For Ham Lovers!

So as many of you may know, I herald from the great state of Virginia. While we're famous for many things from giant neon stars to rodeo stunts gone awry (ever see the Borat movie?), when it comes to cuisine, it's all about the Virginia ham. Over the years, it's been diluted and manufactured for grocery stores, but a new generation of enthusiasts are trying to go back to the old school recipes and bring it back to its full culinary glory. My Top Chef brother has been curing his own meats at Picco's and has recently decided to take on the Virginia ham. Now it will be some time before the results are appropriately aged, so my fingers are crossed. I can't wait to try his ham! It just might be in a few years...

Click here for a great NY Times article on Virginia ham!

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