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Col. Bill Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Ham

Col. Bill Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Ham is the real deal.

Col. Bill Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Ham

Interview and photographs by Amy C. Evans for Southern Foodways Alliance

Nancy Newsom Mahaffey, known far and wide as The Ham Lady, is one of the few women who dry-cures pork. Her family has been curing ham in the town of Princeton, Kentucky, for generations.

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