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Where in Manhattan can I get a ham joint / Gammon

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Would like to make ham from scratch this year, but I can't seem to find a cured ham joint anywhere! In fact people in the shops don't seem to know what I'm talking about when I ask for it. All they have are boneless fully cooked hams. Some are already cut into spirals and need nothing more than the glaze that comes in a packet attached to the ham and a bit of time in the oven.

What I'm looking for is the ham that is ONLY cured (mildly, if available), that I can cook/bake myself with my own flavors choices.

Any advice? I've tried Fairway Market and a couple of small butcher shops. A friend told me he thought he saw something like this being sold at Ikea, of all places! Doubt it though...


Fairway Market
2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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  1. The reason nobody knows what you're talking about is because "ham joint" and "gammon" are strictly UK terms, and it would be the exception to run into anyone who knows what you're on about.

    Ask for a cured picnic ham or picnic shoulder -- you should have no trouble finding one just about anywhere.

    Take a look here for a description and a photo -- I know nothing about this website, so this is not a plug for their products - only that it shows what you're asking for


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    1. re: sunshine842

      Thank you so much!

      Hm. Alright, then. Here I go...

      1. re: moomama

        You should call Fairway again. I was at the prepared meats counter one day and a young woman came in with a list (not her own) and asked for a ham. The counterman asked what kind -- cooked/not cooked, sliced, glazed, etc., and listed a bunch of qualities. When she didn't know what kind she wanted, she called someone (the owner of the list!) and handed the counterman the phone. She got her uncooked ham. So at least then (maybe a year ago) they carried something like what you're talking about.

        1. re: moomama

          if it's any comfort to you, I had the reverse problem in a supermarket in the UK...I kept asking for a picnic ham, and they kept looking at me like I was completely round the bend.

          Two countries, common language, etc., etc., etc.

          1. re: sunshine842

            Did they try to sell you something for a picnic basket then? :-)

            Thanks a lot, and I will try Fairway Market again. They've never failed me before! Onwards to Christmas Ham heaven!

            Fairway Market
            2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      2. I just saw gammon at Ikea.