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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Lachsschinken (salmon ham), a German product, not actually a ham, for it is made from pork loin. This is lightly salted, smoked, rolled, and encased in bacon fat. It has a pink colour, as its name suggests, and is eaten raw. Similar products are made in Poland, and in France, where it is called filet de Saxe (Saxon fillet).