It turns out there’s a food Gael Greene hasn’t tried, and it is … SPAM. Egged on by a Times article that reports that more people are buying the stuff along with macaroni and cheese, Jell-O, and such, she decided to take her first hit: “I peeled back the lid — whoosh, the smell. I felt so sickly, I had to sit down.” But in the end, she decides she likes it. Everyone knows this is a slope as slippery as Spam goo, and we’re deeply concerned that in six months Gael will be making the rounds at the Chili’s in Times Square, gigantic hat in hand, begging diners for just one bite of their Awesome Blossom. In fact, she has already turned to her favorite chefs for recipes, and we are shocked and appalled that Franklin Becker would act as a facilitator. Let’s hope she doesn’t discover our list of Chinatown joints that traffic in Spam, wonderful Spam.
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