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5 of Our Favorite Uses for SPAM



If there was ever a famous food product to have occupied both highbrow and lowbrow spaces, it has to be SPAM®. Invented in the 1930s, it became a staple during World War II when it was sent to military personnel abroad. A food stained by war, though, is bound to become unpopular amongst those forced to eat it, and many American GIs, upon their return home, refused to consume it. In the United States, SPAM® unfortunately fell from grace for many years. But it wasn’t long before the canned meat was exported to parts of Asia, where Japanese, Korean and Hawaiian chefs transformed it by adding it to stews and onigiri.