I am having a holiday open house and want to serve a ham. When I was a kid my parents always had a holiday open house and had a big ham (on the bone) that for me was the essence of ham pure haminess I remember those hams so fondly while the rest of the family cringed at the leftovers I rejoiced in them. I have never had such a ham as an adult and wonder what to buy to recreate that fabulous ham experience. Have you had a quintessential ham and if so, what was it and where do I buy it???
(I speak here of a wet-cured ham, rather than a dry-cured (country) ham.)