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Re: CHAT: cross-culturation

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 5:43
Nik Taylor wrote:

>John Cowan wrote: >> Certainly. The English language, at least, admits no ham >> (as a food item) that is not pork. > >Not necessarily. I've also heard of "Turkey ham", which is turkey >prepared like ham, but is still 100% turkey.
If pigs had a marketing organization, they could prevent that misnomer, just as the French Champagne people made Calif. and NY producers stop calling their bubbly "Champagne". It is a processed product made to taste (more or less) like "ham". As I said before, you don't want to know how it's made......... ;-) (There was a commercial on TV a few years back that purported to show the process-- humorously, but not too far off the mark, as I understand it.) (end rant).