Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Ham and Pork: What the HECK are they?

So, ham and pork both come from a pig. If you roast a pig on a big roast where you tie it's legs on a pole you are making a pork roast... so none of the meat is ham. So where does ham come from? Is it because of the way it's cured? Is it the meat from a certain part of the pig? And I guess I don't really understand bacon much either.

Please help solve the case!

6 Comments:

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Justin Lee said...

Ham (i think) is short for hamhocks, which are the upper part of the legs, like the thigh or something. Pork is the rest of the beast. Is this right, anyone?

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Heime LaFee said...

I think that pork means pig. It's the adjective that will go before loin or roast or whatever slice of meat that you get from the pig, except you don't say pork ham when you make a sandwich. Hmmm...it might be where it comes from and how you slice it. Cows...beef...steak...tenderloin...top sirloin...chuck...roast...jerky.

Hmmm...that's a great question. I will ask Will. He knows everything.

 
At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Will said...

Could this be of help?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Justin Lee said...

"Ham is also processed into other meat products such as SPAM luncheon meat."

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger traceofblistex said...

I always thought Hamhocks was one of Mom's made up words.... Like: knee knocks, boobadoobas, cop coop ceep, bra brew....etc.

:)

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Dawn Mikkelson said...

You're a dirt one . ..

 

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