One of our wedding gifts was The America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook. It is a fantastic cookbook because before each recipe they detail all the different preparation methods that were tested in order to come up with the final recipe. This past Christmas I cooked a fresh Broadview ham for my family and while it was delicious, there was definitely room for improvement in the preparation method. Last night I was reading through the America’s Test Kitchen section on fresh hams and they brilliantly detailed the exact brining, baking and carving techniques to achieve the perfect roasted fresh ham. Every detail of the cooking process and been tested and the findings outlined in a few pages followed by a recipe for the perfect roasted fresh ham. I couldn’t find a free version of the recipe on their website so I decided not to post it for fear of copyright infringement but if you would like to join me in serving a perfectly prepared ham a your next family gathering you can find the recipe either in the book – which I highly recommend – or here on their website with subscription.