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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Kurobuta Ham

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Ham doesn’t get any better than this Kurobuta. Photo courtesy Snake River Farms.

 

If you’ve been thinking about a juicy Easter ham gracing your table next week, there’s still time to order the best.

In our opinion, that’s a Kurobuta (koo-row-BOO-tuh) ham from Snake River Farms. We’ve order at least one each year, and we never cease to be very, very happy.

Kurobuta ham has been called the world’s best ham. Made from pure-bred Berkshire pork, it’s also known as the Kobe beef of ham, because of the fine intramuscular marbling that makes the meat melt-in-your-mouth tender.

How good is this ham? Succulent beyond expectation with a perfect smoke and impeccable seasoning, subtle notes of clove and other spices caressing one’s tongue.

And the most celestial aroma! We were truly sad when the last bite was gone.

Our butcher, one of New York’s finest, already carried the Wagyu beef (an American-bred Kobe style) from Snake River Farms, but not the Kurobuta ham. After we shared some of our Kurobuta with him, he became an instant fan and a wholesale client.

 

We couldn’t be happier about that. Now, when we have a hankering for a great piece of ham, we just have to go downtown to Pino’s to pick it up.

All you have to do is head to SnakeRiverFarms.com or phone 877.496.4220.

And if you’re already set for Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up soon! For lovers of fine food, a Kurobuta is a memorable gift.

A final comment: Kurobuta ham isn’t a luxury: It’s a necessity!

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