06 March 2011

Google Wants Me to Cook Spam

Seriously, Google, out of all the things you want me to cook, you want me to cook with Spam?

I know this is one cute little joke, but if you are using Gmail, haven't you noticed the recipes that accompany your Spam folder? Whenever you go to your Spam folder, there is a link to a recipe that features Spam. I've once thought how it was the case that this is linked, if so, this was a very wrong use of association.

But then I once tried clicking on the links, and I saw a pattern. They all feature recipes from RecipeSource.com. So this must have been hard-wired, since only one recipe website is being featured all the time.

So I clicked on them and read them for a while. And I have come with the top five (in my opinion) most interesting recipes featuring Spam that have been featured in Google. Here they are.

1. Spam Primavera
2. Creamy Spam Broccoli Casserole
3. Spam Breakfast Burritos
4. Spam Swiss Pie
5. French Fry Spam Casserole

Note, that when I say interesting it doesn't always have to carry a positive connotation. Just look at the fifth recipe.

I'll put these out here, who knows, someone might try daring me to make these. If so, it would be a good opportunity to see whether these actually taste good or not.

(The Red Brick Church, from my Cuzco's Colonial Structures Series)


  1. Yuck... not for me. Whenever I see cans of spam I just want to puke!

  2. Zhu,

    Haha, I know. If ever you find yourself in Guam, be surprised though, since everyone and their mom there seems to be eating it!

  3. I think Spam is pretty big in Hawaii too. I think I cooked it when I first came to the US as I wanted to experiment with American food – well that did not last long. I just read one of my blogging friend’s blog called Jardin, actualite etc. it is in French. This guy is a young Tunisian but the post you need to look at is one where he has a video showing what they found in one of their ex-president Ben Ali house in Sidi Bou Said, which is a lovely town close to Tunis. You can fast forward when they speak Arabic but I just could not believe how much money and jewels this president had, and that in only one house, take a look: http://jardinpotager-tigre.blogspot.com/2011/02/le-chateau-de-ben-ali-sidi-bousaid.html. I looked at your Mexican posts – very interesting and I love the paintings you used.

  4. I never look at those google adds. I wonder who does...now I have an answer ! ;-)

  5. Vagabonde,

    Then it must be something with Pacific Islanders, since you said Hawaii is big on it too. And thanks for the interesting link, I'll definitely check it out!

  6. Sidney,

    Hehe, there's this thing called curiosity. At least I am not a cat!