Why can’t I find gammon in France?

Gammon is the hind leg of pork and must be cooked or cured before being eaten

I have been trying to find somewhere in France to buy gammon for roasting. I am thinking of the sort available in British supermarkets (1-2kgs to roast) rather than the sliced version that you find in French supermarkets. M.L.

British and French cuts of meat and ways of treating it often differ and traditional gammon joints for roasting are one of the items that are not standard in French butchers’ counters.

The best bet is likely to be ordering a joint on the internet from ...

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