“And now for something completely different”. Before reading further, I highly recommend that you take the time to view the hilarious Monty Python You Tube video about spam:
I know that many people think that eating spam is “gross”, but believe me it is a staple food in Hawaii, where we grow up eating a LOT of spam. I’ve defended spam in the past, but suffice it to say, that I love spam (not the email version, which is bothersome, but the food variety, in all its many forms):
spam & eggs
spam sandwiches (cold)
glazed baked spam
spam musubi (wrapped in rice & seaweed, a local favorite in Hawaii)
chopped spam in ramen/saimin soup (even offered at McDonald’s)
fried spam with rice (in boxed lunches, called bento)
spam slices in somen salads (noodles with vegetables)
Gotta love that spam. And if you’re wondering why it’s so popular in the 50th State, I hear it was because during WWII food was scarce and had to be shipped in by boat, so spam was a big hit due to it being canned & long lasting.
Go to www.spam.com for recipes/products/info/even a fan club about Spam.
Did you know there’s a free SPAM Museum located at 1101 N. Main Street in Austin, Minnesota? Their phone number is 1-800-LUV-SPAM (what else?) One of my friends gave me a brochure from the Spam Museum, and I hope to visit it someday…