Rodelio Aglibot Explains The Cult of SPAM

Spam glorious Spam
Spam glorious Spam Photo: Arnold/Inuyaki via Flickr

“It’s in Hawaii because of the war, the GI’s and rationing; that’s why it became a meat staple. In the Philippines it was the same thing…It’s not any worse than hot dogs, you know. I did a Spam dinner once that Jonathan Gold wrote about. I did 7 courses in Spam. The dessert was served in a Spam can… You had to be there.” —BLT corporate executive chef, Rodelio Aglibot, on regional allegiances to the famous canned meat. Sorry, there won’t be any SPAM options at Go Burger. [Squid Ink]