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There’s No Such Thing as a Kosher Ham Sandwich

Well, actually, there is.

Ham can be seen as a method of curing meat*, not the name for the specific meat being cured.

Thus a pastrami sandwich and a corned beef sandwich can be seen as being ham sandwiches.

For the curing processes are the same as various ham curing processes.


*ie, we can have turkey ham etc.

5 thoughts on “There’s No Such Thing as a Kosher Ham Sandwich”

  1. Or you could look on “ham” as the particular bit of the beastie in question. There’s no end to what you can achieve by changing the meaning of words.

  2. @ Tim: You’re right, but for the wrong reasons. A “ham” is the thigh of the back leg (or just the leg, in the case of humans). It’s got nothing to do with its being cured, though it’s common to do so.

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