Chinese hams

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunhuang

Dunhuang fragment http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v7/n2/fig_tab/nrd2466_F1.html

The dunhuang medical manuscripts https://books.google.co.za/books?id=OgusGV1EKA0C&dq=Dunhuang%2C+meat+curing&q=Dunhuang+Medical+Manuscripts+NO+recipe%2C+Nitrate#v=snippet&q=saltpetre&f=false

Chinese medecine must buy book  https://books.google.co.za/books?id=ZWosSpMNegoC&pg=PP4&dq=material+lifeelixirs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOrJK1k6vUAhVqIsAKHRB7CqMQ6AEITDAI#v=onepage&q=material%20lifeelixirs&f=false

Pigs, Pork, and Ham: The Practice of Pig-Farming and the Consumption of Pork in Ming-Qing China:  http://search.proquest.com/docview/1468937261 and http://gradworks.umi.com/36/02/3602675.html  http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/10766

ham Prosciutto:  http://www.wiki.metal-invest.pl/page_Prosciutto.html

Anfu ham – Wikipedia

Jinhua ham – Wikipedia

Anfu ham – All Revolvy Quizzes

Westphalian ham – All Revolvy Quizzes

http://www.cphi-online.com/bismuth-nitrate-prod078917.html

Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China:  https://books.google.co.za/books?id=3–cToRlmYUC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=meat%20&f=false

A People’s History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks, By Clifford D. Conner:  https://books.google.co.za/books?id=EAo4DgAAQBAJ&pg=PT98&lpg=PT98&dq=saltpeter+china+history&source=bl&ots=BV1XL249Cz&sig=-IL7UuQqtwUOxd_Hm41lcjUeSc0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQs_Sa2pXUAhXMB8AKHeaWCYM4ChDoAQgnMAE#v=onepage&q=saltpeter%20china%20history&f=false

the art of the cure:  https://themorningnews.org/article/the-art-of-the-cure

EXCELLENT ARTICLE:  http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2017/04/30/over-1000-years-ham-heres-where-it-all-began

 

 

By Francesca Bray