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Hawaii's Spam Cookbook Paperback – September 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bess Press Inc (September 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935848495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935848496
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.3 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ann Kondo Corum was born in Honolulu and graduated from Punahou School. She has a degree in English from California State University at Long Beach and a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. She is the author-illustrator of Easy Cooking the Island Way, Only in Hawaii, Hawaii s SPAM Cookbook, and Hawaii s 2nd SPAM Cookbook, as well as two books for children, Aunty Pua s Keiki Cookbook and Aunty Pua s Dilemma.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Eric Y. Ushiroda on January 12, 2001
When I first moved away from Hawaii in 1995, my grandmother gave me this book to take along with me to Japan. In Japan, the SPAM there still has the "key" to open the cans. Anyway, I used several of the recipes such as: "SPAM MUSUBI", "Korean Style SPAM", and "Sato Shoyu SPAM" and introduced them to my Japanese colleagues who immediately fell in love with SPAM. I told my Japanese colleagues to visit 7-11 in Hawaii to see that SPAM MUSUBI is even sold there!! Now I live in Indiana where SPAM is well, not as popular as it is back in Hawaii. I have brought SPAM MUSUBI to work where my new colleagues have frowned in disbelievement, but after they tried it, they did not have a bad thing to say about this ingenious SPAM creation. Ms. Kondo Corum's book is well written and provides a glossary of unfamiliar terms for the non-Hawaii person. Besides SPAM, she also covers some other local island favorites such as: vienna sausages, corned beef, and sardines. The recipes and instructions are easy to read and the meals are easy to prepare. The artwork adds to the appeal of the recipes. If you love SPAM and would like to get recipes that you would normally not find here in the 48 states, this is your book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert I. Hedges HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on August 10, 2006
On a per capita basis, Hawaii consumes more than three and a half times more Spam annually than any other state (that's four million cans a year, all told.) The author claims, and makes a good case that Spam is "Hawaii's soul food." After World War Two when Spam became the brunt of derogatory jokes in most of the world, Hawaiians continued their Spam consumption at a voracious rate. In the process they got more and more imaginative in the preparations. I travel to Hawaii on business quite a bit, and can vouch for the popularity of Spam: even the Local McDonald's has a Spam breakfast. I just had it last week, in fact: it consists of two pieces of fried Spam, scrambled eggs, and two scoops of rice. Try finding that on the mainland.

While I admit to having the McSpam breakfast as a novelty, Hawaiians take their Spam very seriously, and this book showcases some extremely imaginative methods of preparing Spam. It has "Spam and Mushroom Rolls," "Spam Musubi," "Kalua Spam," "Spam Won Ton," "Spam Chowder," "Spam Fu Young," "Spam and Zucchini Omelet," and the unpleasant sounding "Basic Spam-Fishcake Pupu Mix," among many other recipes.

To say that there is a wide variety of Spam recipes here is quite an understatement, but there's much more than just Spam here. In a continuing homage to the Hawaiian love of canned and potted meat food products, there are also recipes for sardines, corned beef, and Vienna sausages, all of which are wildly popular on the islands.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1998
All of the dishes are easy to prepare as well as tasty. Kids especially love the main courses and appetizers. Spam is practically a staple diet of the locals in Hawaii, and you will find "spam musubi", soyu spam, etc. at many picnics and beach outings. Unbelievably, there are also very elegant dinners in this book, that you would not even think could be made with Spam!
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By Adrian A., Johnson on July 14, 2014
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Gave to my son as a birthday gift. It's Spam at its Island's best
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By David B Fetter on November 22, 2013
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We all forget about the mystery meat but what a great cookbook, and of course it's the meat of Hawaii
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By snowyrob on September 4, 2013
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Excellent recipe book that gives many new ideas on food preparation in different formats, with many novel ideas that one would not have thought !!
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wanted a fun recipe book for my son who loves to work with interesting recipes... so what more interesting than Hawaii's love affair with Spam? He is also a computer science graduate and writes game code so the 'spam' thing has been a 'geek' joke in our household.
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