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How Gourmet Country Ham Is Made


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I think that it's been at least a year since I've had country ham for breakfast, but I can almost taste it through my monitor while watching this video.

Although it doesn't produce a vast quantity, Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, Tennessee is famous for its quality. This video by Joe York tours the facility and talks to owner Allan Benton about his craft. It's part of a project by the University of Mississippi to document traditional Southern cuisine.

-via American Digest | Company Website

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Hey, here is a link to all of the food documentary videos from the University of Mississippi

http://southernfoodways.org/documentary/film/index.html
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Is is bad that I want to eat everything in that video?

These are the sort of skills that we're sadly loosing. I love his motto: "Quality will sustain". Homemade and handmade will always beat machinemade when it comes to food (and sweaters and socks and a bunch of things too long to list).
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My family did this out of need two generations ago. The only difference is they didn't use sugar and they salted it in a barrel for several weeks and cold smoked it for several days.
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