SPAM

SPAM!  Spam is so popular in Hawaii, people are so weird about it here.

“The ham that failed it’s physical.”

The Guardian gives spam a try, in theory.  They explain that Spam was given to soldiers during war (it’s easy to eat, it’s non perishable to an extent, what more do you want), which is probably the way it made it’s way to Hawaii.

“Paul Theroux, tongue partly in cheek, described his theory “that former cannibals of Oceania now feasted on Spam because Spam came the nearest to approximating the porky taste of human flesh … It was a fact that the people-eaters of the Pacific had all evolved, or perhaps degenerated, into Spam-eaters.” An intriguing idea, but not true; reports of cannibalism on Hawaii are sketchy at best, while the people of Pingelap eat a great deal of Spam and have never been accused of cannibalism at all.:

So for all of you that want to know, “what the heck is Spam?”  Spam stands for Spiced meat and ham.  “What does that even mean?”  The way I’ll think about it is that it is what it is and sometimes it’s better not to ask.

“Margaret Thatcher recalled enjoying this “wartime delicacy” on Boxing Day, 1943: “I can quite vividly remember we opened a tin of Spam luncheon meat. We had some lettuce and tomatoes and peaches, so it was Spam and salad.”

Well there you have it.  Spam isn’t quite as scary as you’d like to think it is, it’s just something to be contemplated, but not too much.  Enjoy it.

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About akindafoodblog

I'm a picky foodie in training. I can't stop talking about food, so writing about it seems like a normal transition. There are so many foods I don't like, and that's a bit of a problem. I don't really know how to cook but I love to bake. So I'm on a culinary journey and I want to invite everyone to join me.
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