Another ham day?
IT’S NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY!
Back on Easter Sunday, we celebrated Baked Ham with Pineapple Day. For the same reason that we celebrated Peanut Butter Day and Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day so soon one after the other, we celebrate another hammy ham today.
So what is so special about the spiral cut? I had to do a little research on this. A spiral slicing machine was invented by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who would found Honeybaked Ham 5 years after. In fact, you could only get a spiral sliced ham at Honeybaked until the patent ran out in 1981. Anyway, the spiral cut takes the ham and carves down to where there is slight resistance from the bone. This allows for a full cut of the ham without having to section it off. Here’s a video to explain…
As you can see, it’s kind of genius. So of course, I took a trip (can’t say the same for AK) to Honeybaked to get a taste of what I found out today to be the original spiral sliced ham!
Tomorrow is Eggs Benedict Day and Day of the Mushroom.