Some of us are just hams at heart.
In trying to find a dish for Virginia, I dithered over numerous varieties of chicken. Then I suddenly remembered that I couldn’t remember having ever baked a ham before, and if I couldn’t remember baking a ham, then even if I had baked a ham, it wouldn’t count.
An authentic Smithfield ham isn’t something one can readily obtain in Phoenix… but a ham’s a ham for all that. Especially when it’s accompanied by a nice corn meal biscuit, in the spirit of Southern hot breads for future sandwiches.
To accompany hamming it up, I went a-Googling, through the fields of corn, and decided to start a three-band set with dark electronica band Dead Fame (Reverbnation), who are roughly what would happen if Joy Division had collaborated with The Cure. Preheat the oven to 350 and let’s ham it up. Read the rest of this entry »