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SPAM: A Biography: The Amazing True Story of America's "Miracle Meat!"

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Over sixty years ago, when meat was bought from a butcher, Jay Hormel's idea for pork in a can was nothing short of revolutionary. How in the world (and why in the world) did he do it? In nine highly engaging and entertaining chapters, complete with over 200 illustrations and photos, author and Spam-fan Carolyn Wyman traces the unbelievable success story of this ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Mariner Books
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Jason
Random thoughts about this book in lieu of a review:

This book came out at the time my wife and I were working at an independent bookstore in San Francisco. I found the recipe for Spam cheesecake in here and made it to bring to my then-new job at Lonely Planet Publications. Despite the cheesecake, they did not immediately terminate my employment.

One of my favorite comfort foods is the Korean dish budae jjigae. (I'm not sure how Korean food became one of my comfort foods, but it has.) It usually i
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Mark Morales
Jul 07, 2008 Mark Morales rated it it was amazing
I actually read this!!!!
I had to do a 13 page essay on the history of SPAM and had no clue how i would do it...
then i found this book and passed the essay!!!!!!
PASSED THE CLASS!!!!
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!
i used to eat SPAM daily... now i eat it at least a few times a week... its my favorite food!!!!!!
loved this book! there is a picture in it of a guy that looks like one of my teachers! it was awesome!!!
this is an amazing story of the most amazing food ever!!!!!!
READ IT!!!! NOW!!!!!
Kbg503
Jul 25, 2013 Kbg503 rated it really liked it
Might as well have this book in the stack of cookbooks and food histories of Hawaii.

Have you got anything without Spam in it?

Well, Spam, egg, sausage, and Spam. That's not got much Spam in it.
Linda
Aug 14, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
Actually a pretty good cook. Spam has more history then you would probably believe and it's a very interesting read. Spam is not only a pop icon, but a multicultural food with historical significance. Who knew??
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Quite funny, spam has a more interesting history than you would think.
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Yup. I'm a dork.
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