From Publishers Weekly
Carolyn Wyman follows Spam: A Biography with JELL-O: A Biography to honor the shimmering staple now in its second century. Invented in 1897 by Pearle Wait, the processed food was ahead of its time and immediately worked its sweet way into the hearts and stomachs of America. In war and peace, sickness and health, Jell-O was there. Jack Benny and Bill Cosby were both spokesmen for the products and a cut-up Jell-O box figured in the conviction of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Chock full of history, lore and ephemera as well as recipes for main courses and desserts, ideas for crafts, and just plain silly stuff, this one little volume delivers, just as "the dainty dessert" has always done.
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PRAISE FOR SPAM: A BIOGRAPHY
"Syndicated newspaper columnist Carolyn Wyman's witty, extensively illustrated
overview playfully mixes Spam's history with examples of its use and abuse. . . .
Bottom line: Unexpectedly tasty dish."-People
"An affectionate tribute to the mushy, pink concoction of pork and ham that has
been slithering onto dinner tables around the world."-Los Angeles Times
"Wyman is the perfect biographer for Spam, never losing her ability
to write tongue-in-cheek."-San Francisco Examiner