That Fox & Friends appeals to the fat, sick, and nearly brain dead citizens of a growing (as in girth) America is reflected in their advocacy for those foods that contribute to growing health care costs in America. School administrators who support nutritional school lunches are attacked as food police. Schools that prohibit sugary flavored milk are denounced. FDA attempts to change sodium standards are seen as intrusions by the nanny state - in fact, Gretchen Carlson claimed that a study found that salt is good for you. (It didn't). But Fox & Friends' advocacy for unhealthy food choices reached a high point, this morning, when they just gushed over the awesomeness of Spam. Spam has very little nutritional value. Fox & Friends has no value. Nuff said.
The curvy couch crew took it outside onto the plaza where they hosted a cooking demonstration by an official Spam lady. The first mouth watering "grand prize" state fair recipe was - I kid you not - Spam donuts. (What says American "exceptionalism" more than donuts?!)This was followed by Span French Toast which, in addition to the nice bread carbs, you get cheese and maple syrup for some extra sugar calories to get you through the day. The Spam lady said that kids "really love this dish because it's "fun and delicious." (Let's hear it for juvenile diabetes!!!) And in keeping with the GOP cultural diversity (yeah, I'm kidding), how bout some Spam fajitas! (Muy bueno). But the piece de résistance of haut cuisine were the "teriyaki bites" - a mélange of Spam and pineapple baked into "cute little phylo cups." Steve Doocy, who grew up eating Spam (correlation between Spam and stupidity?) said "fantastic."
Spam is a role model for nutrition (Just kidding). It contains 15 grams of fat and 170 calories. It has half of the daily sodium recommendation. It is considered the most "unhealthy lunch meat." But here's the thing - do ya think that Gretchen Carlson's nanny serves Spam to the kids?
"Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Lovely Spam! Lovely Spam!"
As for a fajita, technically, it refers to the MEAT that’s used (the word comes from the Spanish meaning “little belt” since the original cut used was skirt steak, but other cuts of steak are used as well as pork, poultry, and seafood). But many restaurants offering “fajitas” usually take the “filling” and put it on top of a tortilla (“flour” or corn, it doesn’t matter*), usually down the middle, then fold the uncovered tortilla parts over the middle to meet. Other restuarants will simply bring you the fajita mixture separately with the tortillas and condiments and let you do it your own way (something that you don’t get to do with burritos or tacos—though you may get a taco that just has the taco filling in the shell and all the “fixin’s” are separate).
*As to the distinction between flour and corn tortillas, you’re wrong. All tortillas start with “flour”—it’s what the flour is made from that differs. Traditional Mexican cooking starts with a flour made from corn which is then processed into a dough. Tex-Mex cooking tends to use wheat-based flour. Most traditional Mexican cooks use corn-based flour (masa) to make all their tortillas, while most Americans will use whichever they can buy in the stores. The only real difference between the two is that the corn tortilla is more typically fried while wheat-flour tortillas aren’t.
Does Hormel “donate” money to the republicans?
I was unpleasantly surprised when my Asian friends introduced my to eating Spam with steamed rice or noodles. I looked for something to make it a bit edible, like chili sauce, some garnish like sliced onions, ginger, bean sprouts, pickled veggies, or lemon juice. But if none of that is available… you either eat or go hungry.
Somewhat related, and I hope no corporate food execs read this to get any ideas, meatballs in a skewer are traditionally popular as a street snack, with things like beef, pork, and fish meat with the same dubious origins as Spam yet lots of people like it.
And Spam “fajitas”? WTF?!
A rolled FLOUR tortilla is a BURRITO.
A rolled CORN tortilla is a TACO.
Can anyone imagine a DORITO SPAM TACO deep fried CHIMICHANGA!!
To each their own.
Spam was used largely for GI’s in WWII. Of course, the very SAME military used American men as guinea pigs at nuclear tests just see what happened to people exposed to blasts. Oh, and wasn’t the military used as test-dummies for hallucinogenic drugs? Similarly, what about all those suicide bombing ‘raids’ over Germany in WWII?
I’m certainly going to start using more spam….if it’s good enough for the troops, it’s good enough for me!
The full spam filled original sketch:
In China, Spam is an increasingly popular food item, and often used in sandwiches. Hormel has had a joint-venture in Shanghai for 16 years which has been highly successful in promoting Spam.
So, Twatty/pRick, if you like “Spam”, then you must be an anti-American communist.
Yet another one to go into the Newshounds Neocon Wingnut HOF Quote Thread.
Thanks, Twatty/pRick . . .
Now if we can just get them to fry it with lard, and add a HUGE side of hash-browned potatoes, with layer cake for dessert, this RW freako thingy will soon be a thing of the past!