Shoulder of Pork And Ham festival

Interesting! You know, I don't think I've ever eaten Spam.

I have eaten bologna before though. I presume it's similar, if not the same.

#friedbolognasandwichchildhood
 
One of my closet favorites is "Baloney Boats."
<edit> Available In Wally-World's deli, Boar’s Head Beef Bologna. Good stuff.

1) Preheat (microwave) leftover mashed potatoes (or make instant) with plenty of butter.

2) Pre-fry sliced baloney quickly on both sides. Then leave on one side until they form cups.

3) Put a scoop of mashed potatoes in each cup then press a bit more butter into the center.

4) Eat. Yum!

...Fried Spam and over-easy eggs is a good way (one of many) to start a day.
 
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Interesting! You know, I don't think I've ever eaten Spam.

I have eaten bologna before though. I presume it's similar, if not the same.

#friedbolognasandwichchildhood
Based on my longstanding personal experience with both varieties of “pate’-type” meat products, I’m able to confirm that SPAM is quite different from bologna. Happy to go into detail but, in general, bologna is generally distributed in slices much the same as cold cuts such as salami and cappy.

SPAM, in contrast, is uniquely plopped out of Hormel’s semi-cube-shaped can. Taste aside, tactile consistency is far different. As to density, bologna is to SPAM what Vienna sausage is to Italian Sausage.

I’m a SPAM fan but am obligated to avoid it due to sodium content which exceeds that of most other highly processed food products.
 
Spam also comes in all kinds of crazy flavors (jalapeno, hickory smoke, teriyaki, Portuguese sausage, the list goes on...) and varieties (dip, singles, etc.), sometimes only available in Hawaii.
 
Spam also comes in all kinds of crazy flavors (jalapeno, hickory smoke, teriyaki, Portuguese sausage, the list goes on...) and varieties (dip, singles, etc.), sometimes only available in Hawaii.

Don't forget Figgy Pudding Spam! This was a topic of multiple recent episodes of the Ukulele Underground YT livestreams featuring Brittni Paiva. It's a crazy story -- some anonymous fan sent Aldrine a couple of cans of this holiday-themed limited edition flavor, and Brittni had picked up some on her own, but neither had worked up the courage to actually try it yet. LOL

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So over the course of a couple of episodes, they basically talked each other into it, and here's the culmination. In case the embed has gone astray, you're looking for about the 45 minute mark for Brittni and Aldrine to share the story, and they start talking about the actual experience of eating it at around 52 minutes.




As to density, bologna is to SPAM what Vienna sausage is to Italian Sausage.

This is verging on poetry! LOL Well-observed and perfectly stated!
 
Spam banter aside, I just got around to checking out the festival page, and I have to admit that it looks genuinely fun! Some great music, too! One performer that jumped out at me is Jody Kamisato, whom I've only recently discovered. (He's been around for ages, of course; I'm just slow!) There was a great conversation with him and Lina posted just last week on Kanile'a's channel. I laughed a lot as I usually do in these, but things also got very emotional when Jody was talking about what he's learned from his students, and they had to take a break because both he and Lina got too choked up to speak! Quite a ride.



The performance at Spam Jam is billed as "Jody Kamisato and Friends", and this is a man with a lot of friends! Hop on a plane today, and you can make it in time for Jody's performance tomorrow!

edit: I just now noticed that in the UU "Figgy Pudding Spam" video, Aldrine is wearing a shirt for Ukulele Hale (the latter pronounced "Hah-leh", the Hawaiian word for "home"), the school founded by...Jody Kamisato! It really is a small world!
 
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Don't forget Figgy Pudding Spam! This was a topic of multiple recent episodes of the Ukulele Underground YT livestreams featuring Brittni Paiva. It's a crazy story -- some anonymous fan sent Aldrine a couple of cans of this holiday-themed limited edition flavor, and Brittni had picked up some on her own, but neither had worked up the courage to actually try it yet. LOL

Web_2022_SPAM-Figgy-Pudding_1000v3.jpg


So over the course of a couple of episodes, they basically talked each other into it, and here's the culmination. In case the embed has gone astray, you're looking for about the 45 minute mark for Brittni and Aldrine to share the story, and they start talking about the actual experience of eating it at around 52 minutes.






This is verging on poetry! LOL Well-observed and perfectly stated!

Actually……I wrote a poem called “Ode To Spam” that I may have posted at some point in the past nine months. It’s intended to be accompanied by the tune from “The Caissons Go Rolling Along”. (At least that’s what I had in my head at the time).
 
Have not had spam in years. But I remember having it sliced and fried as a kid. Back then it was cheap foodstuff.

Also would fry braunschweiger and have it in lightly buttered bread as a sandwich. ( totally different, but had to mention this ) things or ways people might not prepare certain foods. LOL

Not real healthful, but I thought it was tasty . If you want to have some sin food try the fryed braunschweiger or fryed liver sausage. It will stink up the kitchen though. Your spouse may complain.
 
Hawaii loves it's festivals! Kalakaua must be closed off once a month.

I'm a little disappointed in the spamjam store. The best spam gear is from the museum. You can get a spam canjo to play while wearing your spam aloha shirt.

I actually have a false-bottom spam can, for hiding small valuables in the pantry! No idea where I got it. I'd add a pic but cannot.
 
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