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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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It took six days for the hams in the cellar of Cinco Jotas in Jabugo to reach Manila,' says Michael, which is impressive, considering the long distance it traveled between the two countries.
Color parameters of the dry-cured hams were measured across the cut surface of biceps femoris muscle at the end of processing (413 days) using a Minolta Chroma Meter CR400 (Osaka, Japan).
Stay tuned for next week when I share a potato and ham casserole with all those delicious leftovers
Give ham pizazz at Easter or anytime with a simple-to-make glaze such as one of those that follows.
This recipe uses an uncooked leg of ham, rather than buying a precooked leg, so it does require a little more attention.
The general quality of these wrapped and bagged hams was not consistently different from those that had been hung up un-wrapped and unbagged nor from those that had been shaded with black cloth, or bagged and painted with various protecting preparations such as lime or yellow wash.
Ham is popular among children aged 6-16, as well as men 17-64, but less so among women.
Guess the Weight PromotionThe more you can do to enhance the image of Spain, of the hams, and the traditional eating habits of the food-loving Spaniards, the more you will draw attention to the fine quality of the ham.
Honey Baked Ham is well known for its honey glaze and its precut "spiral sliced" hams, which the company says makes for easy serving.
Instead, Haring has given voice to the hams themselves, trolling patiently through journals well known within the ham community such as CQ and QST along with texts as specialized as Jobber News and Electronic Wholesaling and RCA Ham Tips (not a cookbook).
Professional radio operators often called amateurs "ham-fisted," which was shortened to hams.
And the Celebrity Healthy Hams excel in the taste department.