country-ham

Learn all about country ham at “Hamcrafted”

Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., Copper & Kings brandy distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will host a workshop that will reveal the secrets of country ham, one of the state’s great food treasures. Steve Coomes will tell what he learned in his research for his book “Country Ham,” and Kentucky State Fair award-winning curers Chris and Steve Makk will talk about what makes an authentic country ham, and how it night be done at home.

“Hamcrafted: A Hams-on Workshop for the Country Ham Enthusiast” will include a demonstration of curing and preparation of country ham, and Copper & Kings will lead a paired country ham and American brandy tasting.

The cost of the workshop, including the ham and brandy tasting, will be $35, which includes a signed copy of Coomes’ book “Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt and Smoke.” For more information or to reserve a ticket, click here.