- I would not eat green eggs and ham.
- I do not like them, Sam-I-am - Dr. Suess
It wasn't until my mother passed and we stopped being Kosher that I learned how bacon and eggs taste (and the bacon doesn't taste that way anymore - what do you think?).
My admiration for cured pork grew as quality improved and imports increased, but I have become a firm believer that the best is done yourself. I wrote of the first attempt at a home brined and smoked ham earlier. This one may have been better. When you put the ham in a sandwich you taste the ham, not just the mustard.
It is worth the effort and I got a big bone and trimmings for pea soup!