Month: March 2018

Naked Ham: Not terrible, but not ham

People are worried about nitrites in food. By “people”, I mean article-writing doctors, and tabloid newspapers. It’s become a fairly repeated thing that the presence of nitrites in foods such as bacon, ham and pastrami can lead to an increased risk of cancer. This isn’t just an old wives’ tale – there has been research into it and everything. At the same time, I am not losing any sleep on the matter – even as someone who loves cured meats, my level of consumption is such that I risk more crossing the road to the supermarket to buy it.