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Recipe

How Allan Benton Makes Redeye Gravy

A Southern-classic recipe from a Southern-classic curemaster

Food & Drink

The Life Cycle of a Country Ham

A pig-to-plate primer on a Southern tradition

Food & Drink

On the Iberico Trail

For the acclaimed Tennessee cure master Allan Benton, a trip to Spain offers a taste of country ham’s past—and a vision of its future

Food & Drink

The History of Country Ham

A timeline of country ham’s finest moments

Food & Drink

A Country Ham Birthday

Col. Bill Newsom’s Aged Kentucky Country Hams celebrates its 100th birthday

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Food & Drink

Keeping Country Ham Tradition Alive in Kentucky

Helping preserve the age-old custom of salt-cured meat for a new generation

Traditions

My Father’s Ham

Like many a Southerner, the writer William Styron found joy and solace in a Virginia staple

Food & Drink

Remembering a Country Ham Legend

Honoring the legacy of Samuel Wallace Edwards, Jr.