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December 03, 2007

A magical wonderful animal, delicious for Hanukkah


Bean of LGM and the Eater seem to think Balduccis is out of touch, advertising a ham special for Hanukkah.

I think they know their market.

The pig is indeed a wonderful, magical animal.


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But fried food is traditional on Hanukkah, to commemorate the oil. Wouldn't some nice crispy bacon be more appropriate?

Multiple choice:
1 - But is it really ham?
2 - Trying to ham up their advertising?
3 - Trying to act hamish?
4 - Totally half-baked?

Did I miss any?

Well you know, you don't win friends with bitter herbs. Now if only that were the correct holiday...

Too magical and wonderful for Jews (and Muslims) to eat! No, really it's not about the pig, it's about us.

But I have a certain foreboding about this evening, or parts of me do parts of it: my pancreas dreads the sufganiyot and my gall bladder dreads the latkes as well.

I like the little yarmulke of sour cream.

Another slice please, and another glass of that Provo Moroni merlot.

Thant's rich!

This shiksa says...never buy a boneless ham...ever,

I can haz War on Hannukkah?

Ghost of Joe Liebling's Dog -

Good point.

Bill O'Reilly can rant that the Secular Humanists have expanded their War on Christmas to a War on Hanukkah, and cite this Hanukkah Ham promotion as an example.

They've been trying to take Christ out of Hannukah for years now; I hear some Jews don't even put up a tree anymore.

Everyone knows ham isn't for Chaunaukah; it's for Pesach

Maybe there is a practical aspect. Assuming all the turkeys are still in Washington, and therefore hard to find locally, maybe ham for Hannukah isn't such a bad option.

And now, a little song:

Warning: infernally catchy.

Like bringing a nice challah to a seder.

I just found the back cover of my annual Christmas Card CD. :)

Boneless ham comes from the "legs" of boneless pigs, and I quote "legs" because without bones, there's really only a leg-analogue, not a proper leg. Being without endoskeleton, such pigs have no feet, they have no need for hooves, and indeed neither do they possess hooves. Without hooves, it is therefore a logical impossibility for them to have cloven hooves, and thus is the flesh of boneless pigs made kosher. The market for boneless ham has really taken off since.

Now how they managed to spiral-cut a ham without a central bone to wrap the knife around, that's a true miracle of technology.

Re .."Now how they managed to spiral-cut a ham without a central bone to wrap the knife around, that's a true miracle of technology.."-
Lasers, maybe? So, seeing this, can the Holy Grail of culinarity, the Kosher cheeseburger, be near afoot?
chow ^..^

I used to work in sales and merchandising at a big box retailer. In the back office, there is usually a terminal where you punch in a product code and then load up the laser printer with the blank stock for the price tags. Tag reprinting is something that is done regularly all day, and it gets very boring.

If I had the opportunity to reprint tags for ham using the Hannukah card stock instead of the Holiday or Christmas card stock, I would have done it simply for a laugh. Just like how I would leave those little white security tag stickers on the ground to get stuck to random shoes.

It's elephant meat. That's how my Grandpa used to call it, anyway.

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