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In 1926 the Hormel Company (located in my home state of Minnesota) created a canned seasoned pork product called "Spiced Ham". It was made from finely ground pork that was seasoned and cooked right in the can. It was widely distributed and eaten in World War II because it was not rationed. I remember my dad saying he couldn't even look at it after eating so much of it during the war. In 1937, the Hormel Company had a contest with a grand prize of $100 for coming up with a new name for the product. A chef named Keith Daugneau came up with the name Spam - a combination of the words "spiced" and "ham".

While it has mixed popularity here in the U.S. (either you love it or hate it), it has become a staple in some other countries. For example, it is widely used in Filipino dishes. Spam has evolved to include many versions of the original product (which is still their most popular item). New versions include low-sodium, smoked, turkey, spicy and other flavors.

Spam can be used much like regular cooked or canned ham. Its funny name and somewhat acquired taste has made it popular in everything from pizza to sushi. It can be fried, grilled, baked - even deep fried.

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