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Thomas Hale, U.S. physician, 1905-1987. See: Ham test.


1. Synonym(s): popliteal fossa
2. The buttock and back part of the thigh.


HTLV-I-associated myelopathy. See Tropical spastic paraparesis.


[AS. haum, haunch]
1. The popliteal space or region behind the knee.
2. A common name for the thigh, hip, and buttock.

ham, hams

the musculature of the upper thigh; common usage implies the cured upper thigh of a full-grown pig.

ham beetle
the 0.5 inch long larvae of the beetle which infest hams. Called also Dermestes lardarius.
ham curing
ham fly
the larvae or skippers, because of their habit of leaping long distances, of the fly Piophila casei which invade cured ham.
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As a chef who is passionate about experimenting with flavors and being creative in the kitchen, it was a sensational experience to develop new and inventive ways to use Boar's Head Black Forest Beechwood Smoked Ham beyond the traditional sandwich," said the chef, restaurateur and author.
The man said the managers acknowledged before police that the choiromeri's expiry date had been tampered with, but the smoked ham was no longer anywhere in sight.
If you can't get this, mix mustard powder with a little of the vinegar and add to taste) Ham: 2 large smoked ham hocks (you can always use unsmoked if you prefer); a splash of white wine; 4 carrots, chopped; 2 medium-sized onions, sliced; 3 bay leaves, scrunched; fresh thyme sprigs; a few black peppercorns.
Ingredients 3 tbsp light olive oil 500g waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes 1 large onion, finely sliced 6 large free range eggs - tsp smoked paprika ' x 20g pack fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 120g pack Waitrose Brunswick Smoked Ham, sliced into small pieces ' x 170g jar Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Chargrilled Peppers, drained and chopped Method Preheat the grill to its highest setting.
Waitrose Yogurt Desserts, including Honey and Ginger, buy 4 for pounds 2; Waitrose British Honey Roast Ham/Oak Smoked Ham (10) buy 2 for pounds 5.
Ingredients: 11b black beans;1lb smoked ham hocks; 1 pork trotter-cubed; 1 pork tail-cubed; 11b Mexican chorizo;1/2 Ib Chunk of lean Canadian bacon; 1/2 Ib smoked pork or beef ribs; 3-4 strips of smoked bacon; 1/2 Ib lean pork - cubed; 1/2 Ib lean beef - cubed;1 large onion - diced; 4 garlic cloves-crushed; 2 tbsp olive oil; 1 tbsp white vinegar; salt to taste; black pepper; hot pepper sauce (optional).
Four varieties have been developed under the new Taste of the Bistro brand--Slow Roast Tomato & Mature Cheddar; Smoked Salmon & Asparagus; Stilton, Broccoli & Black Pepper and Smoked Ham & Red Leicester.
These large tortelloni parcels are filled with the popular combination of creamy ricotta, subtly smoked ham and distinctive Fontina cheese, and then wrapped in rich egg pasta, a traditional recipe from the Trentino region of Northern Italy.
Items included milkshakes, mousses, cheese and onion rolls, pre-packed sandwiches and smoked ham.
BBQ Chicken and Tomato, Basil and Garlic join the Smoked Ham and Pineapple pizzas.
Since a cured, smoked ham has already been cooked, he suggests trimming a small piece off the bottom of the ham - where dinner guests can't see - for a taste before it ever reaches the oven.
Having previously experienced the chemical taste of artificially "smoked" meat, we were in a position to really enjoy the flavor of our own smoked ham.