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Country ham, Virginia Traditions, $199.95

I recently interviewed master country ham maker Sam Edwards. While the country ham is a southern tradition, Sam has created a new market for dry-cured ham by showing it can compete with Italian prosciutto and Spanish jamon serrano. Served in thin slices cut right off the leg, it’s a more affordable, homegrown version of the porcine classic. Try Edwards’ ultra premium “Surryano.”

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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