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Spam - The Cookbook Paperback – Sep 22 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Dating from the 1930s, featured in the Smithsonian, rocketing to unimagined heights of success and staying there for 60 years who would have guessed that "shoulder meat left over from the pork industry," blended with ham and canned as a luncheon meat would enjoy such glory? In SPAM: The Cookbook, Marguerite Patten (Marguerite Patten's Post-War Kitchen) offers 20 recipes (Thai SPAM Cakes; SPAM steaks in Port Wine); a concise history of SPAM (the visionary Jay C. Hormel beat the odds when he sold his brainchild to his father and then the world; by 1944, 90% of Hormel canned foods "were exported to various theaters of war"); quotes and excerpts from Nikita Kruschev, Monty Python and fan clubs; and much more world-wide SPAMiana. Pop-culture lovers will drool. Photos.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
As one of the world's most famous cookbook writers, Marguerite Patten has probably done more for the image of SPAM than any other person in the world. With over 160 cookbooks to her credit, including Marguerite Patten's Post-War Kitchen, We'll Eat Again and The Victory Cookbook, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Food Writers in 1995.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This specific book is giant SPAM advertisement. It basically makes SPAM out tobe the seminole 20th cebntury icon next to Coca Cola and Sunberam bread etc etc, which in some ways, sure, it is. BUT, if I want SPAM advertisemnts, I would go to the web page. In that respect, the book sucks.
HOWEVER, it does provide the idea that those who really enjoy SPAM have recipes, and outlets than a mere sandwich. However, I am not awaiting for a cancer cure or ED prevention or the Rapture being delayed because someone fried some SPAM. The history was cool and reminded me alot of what its like to go to Hershey PA now.
SO, very few recipes, we learn the How Great Thou art of SPAM and thats about it.
It's low price and high ability, the best cost-performance.
Thank God for the SPAM & Cookbook!
SPAM goes around the globe. ---- from Tokyo Japan ------