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What do I do with an entire fresh ham??

First, as to the question of the cut, this is a traditional ham. The entire hind quarter. I thought that glazes were generally used for the "cooking" of hams already cured.....

Not sure on that, so let me know.

It's not boned out, but I could do that myself, though I'd rather not since I'm already doing a turkey for work and dressing for another get-together! Since it's a fresh ham, should I treat it like I would any other pork roast?

Nov 21, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

What do I do with an entire fresh ham??

My sister dropped a fresh ham off yesterday and told me to cook it for her Thanksgiving dinner. How should I cook this sucker? Should I brine? No brine? Help!

Nov 21, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

HELP!!!!! Surprise Birthday Party in Atlanta

Considering her last party was at Eclipse de Luna, I thought it was appropriate. If you could put up a rough budget it would help with selections. Most of the stuff I plan like this is for my company, so budget's not really an issue...

Nov 06, 2006
altond in General South Archive

Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Cooks Country

Yikes! My wife thought the dish sounded good and requested I make it tonight. It was horrible! It was basically a paste it was so thick. Luckily I did some grilled sandwiches to go along with it, and those turned out great. I'm going to try cutting it down with some chicken stock tomorrow..but if things don't improve it's going into the garbage!

http://www.cookscountry.com/recipe.as...

Nov 05, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

HELP!!!!! Surprise Birthday Party in Atlanta

Two Urban Licks offers a semi private space...we had an office party there last year and it was a great success. Seating in the space is at a minimum, but if you want a cocktail party atmosphere, it would work great.

Nov 02, 2006
altond in General South Archive

tips on this dinner party menu for 8?

Mess hall mama,

Go out and treat yourself to a meat thermometer. I still use one when cooking steaks for a crowd! It sounds like you still had a pretty successful party...I hoped you saved a manhattan for me!!

Oct 30, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

deep fried turkey

Don't be scared of the gas, Hungry bear. I've got a friend that deep fries 2-3 turkeys a year and is usually 6-7 beers in before he starts. He hasn't had a fire incident yet. Although, he may just be extremely lucky.

Oct 30, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

Review---Cooks Illustrated Pot Roast

I would definitely suggest making it again and adding the wine next time. It makes it taste even better. I cooked this a few weeks back and it was awesome...

Oct 30, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

So what cookbook for November?

I'm new to the boards, but I've got the book in hand and am ready to give it a go. I've looked through the book a little and like what I'm seeing so far!

Oct 30, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

favorite accompaniment for foie gras?

Terrine de foie gras with red onion jam....oh my!

Oct 30, 2006
altond in General Topics

deep fried turkey

The article sounds spot on to me. The only other thing I'd recommend is placing the deep fryer away from your house. I do mine in the driveway, in case something goes wrong I don't burn down my house!

Oct 30, 2006
altond in Home Cooking

Seafood in Atlanta for client dinner

I'd do the Oceanaire...

http://www.theoceanaire.com

Oct 29, 2006
altond in General South Archive

ATL: Quinones or Bacchanalia?

I've eaten at both Bacchanalia and Quinones on more than one occasion, and I don't think you'd be disappointed with either. Bacchanalia's menu is a $65 four course menu (I believe you can also order ala carte, but I always do the $65 prie fixe) and is a little more casual in it's atmosphere. Downstairs at Quinones, it's a 8-10 course menu in a more formal, but comfortable, atmosphere. I believe the price at Quinones is around $100. Both offer the same seasonal ingredients and both are top notch. It really depends on the type of experience you are looking for. My wife and I usually go to Quinones for special occasions, and Bacchanalia for a normal dinner with friends....

Oct 26, 2006
altond in General South Archive

ATL-->deli suggestions?

You want sammiches? Try Muss and Turner's. They have a huge selection of sammiches on their lunch menu and they do prepare all the meats in-house. Might get me a reuben from there tonight now that I'm thinking about it....

Aug 24, 2006
altond in General South Archive

Please critique my dinner party menu!

I'd wrap those figs with prosciutto! Yummy!

Aug 18, 2006
altond in Home Cooking