Mark Scarbrough, with partner Bruce Weinstein, is author of the “Ultimate” cookbooks, fronted by The Ultimate Ice Cream Book. In 2009 they published Pizza: Grill It, Bake It, Love It! and Cooking Know-How. Contributors to Eating Well and Cooking Light, they also appear on Today and Good Morning America.

Forget the local deli counter—to serve the finest ham in town, Easter chefs will have to look to the far corners of the earth.