Here's something I'd like to eat.
SPAM is either contemporary and trendy or only for those who don't know any better - or are possibly destitute. Roy Choi and David Chang have admitted to enjoying SPAM. And yet in my banal North American life serving SPAM produces some controversy. Some people will try it, some wont. Considering it's on the shelf at every supermarket, gas station, or convenience store it is both incredibly mundane and contentious at once. Which makes it possibly the most interesting thing to serve at a dinner party.
Would you come to my SPAM party?
*The image above is SPAM in the hole, with a side of SPAM and potato hash. It's a recipe I wrote for Seriouseats that was never published. It was delicious.
Thinking about the banh mi. It's interesting to think about the history that landed this sandwich in Allston MA. France colonized Vietnam in the mid-nineteenth century, and that colonization lead to my sandwich. During the French colonization the Vietnamese embraced (or maybe more accurately were forced to adapt to) parts of French cuisine. Most deliciously baguette's which they now make with a combination of rice flour and wheat, and pate's. The banh mi is a direct result of the French colonial occupation of Vietnam, not to mention the complicated path this sandwich took the US.
In true form my first post is about lunch. Since I'm working mornings during the week I often day dream about lunch. Yesterday I discovered the banh mi at Pho Viet at the Super 88 Food Court in Allson. For 3.25$ it was a great find for my budget.