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Dec 16, 2012 06:56 PM

Where to buy a ham for Christmas Dinner?

I live on the Upper West side. Do I have to order a ham, or is this something I can purchase at a whole foods or fairway? I've never cooked a ham before, but we are having my in-laws over, so I'll need a decent sized one.
Thank you!

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  1. IF you're willing to travel to the East Village, Baczynsky's East Village Meat Market (9th and 2nd ave) sells hams and other meaty delights.

    1. Ottomanelli's has delicious ham - very reasonable, too. Just had one last night at a Christmas party.

      1. How big is your mother in law? Most people have just a slice of ham but you make it sound like that won't be enough!

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        1. re: UES Mayor

          Ha - I said 'my in-laws' plural and there are 8 of them!

        2. You can get ham at nearly any supermarket---prices vary wildly based on the type you get. I'm sure if you go to Fairway, TJ or WF they will have a bunch to choose from.

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          1. re: iluvcookies

            Those giant pink hot dogs at most supermarkets aren't real hams.

            1. re: kurtt

              I'm not talking about the giant pink hot dogs... my local market has 5 or 6 kinds of hams, and none of them look like what you describe.
              And OP did not specify what kind of ham she wanted...

          2. I just made one for our holiday party from Flying Pigs at the USQ Greenmarket. Pure heaven. I'm actually going to post in the home cooking board for some advice on what to do with the 'trimmings' which are so delicious and meaty, it's almost scary.

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            1. re: JeremyEG

              Awesome - thank you so much, I just ordered one, that's a genius idea! Can I ask how you prepared it?

              1. re: mawnyc521

                Didn't do much. I cooked down a half cup of bourbon, a bit of water and and 2 tblspoons of brown sugar in a small pan and brushed the glaze on top. Warmed the ham through in a 300 degree oven for an hour or so (It's already cooked). Enjoy. : )