“It was a ham that could only have come from a hog with a long-borne crippling disease, the sort of ham that is reserved for officers who buy their own provisions; and only a man versed in morbid anatomy could have carved it handsomely.”
Patrick O'Brian, 'Master and Commander (1970)
"Eternity is a ham and two people."
“Ham: 40 days in salt, 40 days hanging, in 40 days eaten.”
Joseph Delteil, French writer (1894-1978)
‘La Cuisine paleolithique’ (1964)
“Carve a ham as if you were shaving the face of a friend.”
cook to J.D. Rockefeller in U.S. (?1896)
“Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)
"There was a Young Lady of Corsica,
Who purchased a little brown saucy-cur
Which she fed upon ham,
and hot raspberry jam,
That expensive Young Lady of Corsica."
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks (1812-1888)
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