Country Ham

Anatomy of a Classic

The Kinston, North Carolina chef puts a porky spin on a beloved treat

red eye gravy allan benton


A Southern-classic recipe from a Southern-classic curemaster

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A pig-to-plate primer on a Southern tradition

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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

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A timeline of country ham’s finest moments

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


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


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

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Honoring the legacy of Samuel Wallace Edwards, Jr.