A Culinary History of Spam

This famous Hormel Foods product was invented in the 1930s to make use of a surplus of shoulder meat from pigs. Not only was it an instant hit in the U.S., it also played a huge role in WWII and shaped the cuisines of many Pacific Island nations.

Topics in this Podcast: wwii, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, World War II, culinary history, offbeat history