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Ham Butt or shank

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 16:40 (341 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Reminds me of an event In Damascus, when I was living in Syria in the mid-eighties. I went to our neighborhood grocery store and was getting increasingly annoyed, when the owner kept serving people who had walked in after me. When I was about to walk out, I was the only person there and the owner says to me: "Mister Sidney, you like pig meat"? I thought he was joking, considering we were in a mostly Muslim country. But he waved me into the back, opened a refrigerator and showed me large pieces of pink pig - skin still on it - smuggled from Lebanon. I salivated like Pavlov's dog and pointed to a ham. I cooked it up for my co-pilot, our mechanic and some folks from the office. It was pretty awful, since aging meat is unheard of in that part of the world.

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