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January 18, 2011

"Whatever you do, just be sure not to use your ham as a lance when you're walking down the street."

[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

Last week I punched a man in midtown Manhattan with the shank end of a ham bone.

I was walking on the street with a 20-pound thing of bone-in ham tucked underneath my left armpit when a man passing by slammed right into the end of the leg, right where a butcher detaches the trotter of the pig. The ham bone was left over from a Serious Eats

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