Fresh ham joint (I used a 5 1/2 lb /2.5kg ham off the bone)
1 small handful of black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/2 in (1cm) piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
1 star anise
1 large handful of cloves
2 cloves of garlic, peeled, crushed and squashed
Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 orange
Scant 2/3 cup/7 1/2 oz/220g honey
Scant 1 3/4 cups/12oz/340g soft light brown sugar, solidly packed
1 red chili, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp five-spice powder
Scant 1/2 cup/4fl oz/100ml soy sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.
Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …
Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.
Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …
Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.
Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …