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Comment by Michael Penn on September 8, 2014 at 7:21pm

No recipe Pat. The Luo are basicly from Nanza in western Kenya, not  far from lake Victoria. My mother in law is about 20 miles from the Ugandan border. You may be right on the flour used. All i cn suggest is take what I have said so far and Google it.

Comment by Pat on September 8, 2014 at 1:35pm

Michael, I was looking for a map of the geographical area of the Luo. It appears to be in western Kenya. I'm curious. Do you have the recipe for you wife's pancake, or a link to a website that features it? And, is this a made from teff flour? Similar to Ethiopian Injera?

Comment by sk8eycat on September 7, 2014 at 11:59am

Bertold, why am I not surprised that the Spam "poetry" site is part of  (Coulda been created by CalTech undergrads, too....)

Comment by Michael Penn on September 7, 2014 at 11:52am

My wife makes African pancakes. They are much like ours but more nutritious. You role them up like a tortilla and eat them with tea or coffee. This would be a typical Luo breakfast.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2014 at 11:29am
In fifth grade when I was 10 years old, we learned about the haiku and were given the assignment to compose one and to make a watercolor painting depicting our haiku. To this day, I still remember my haiku:

Lazy drowsy cow
Standing in the green pasture
Munching grass all day.

Funny, the small things we remember from childhood.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2014 at 10:30am
Bertold, I love the spam haiku.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2014 at 9:39am

Just in case anyone wasn't aware, there's a whole tradition of Internet haiku poetry dedicated to Spam.

One example:

Oh tin of pink meat
I ponder what you may be:
Snout or ear or feet?

And here's the motherlode:

Comment by Randall Smith on September 7, 2014 at 7:16am

Felaine, I like creamed chipped beef on toast! It was a staple of my mother's. Haven't had it in years, however. I remember having spam once in my life and gagging on it. Never again.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 6, 2014 at 8:10pm

Carl, if you have to be careful regarding your salt intake, Spam is NOT something you want to try! 

PS: My 11th Grade History teacher was telling us about his own WW2 experiences one day in class, and made a point of his disgust with the Spam in their ration kits. He also told us that he had married his wife just a few days before he was shipped overseas.  After the war, the first morning he was home, his wife made poached eggs and Spam on toast for a special "Welcome Home" breakfast. 

Then he paused, looked at the ceiling, and said, "Almost a divorce!"

My dad was never in the armed forces (too old for WW2 and deaf in one ear), but he thought Spam was tasty....he liked creamed chipped beef on toast, too.  Gack!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2014 at 6:39pm
Thanks for the spam history lesson, Pat.
Patricia, I think I'm still inclined to try Spam. Maybe not with ketchup a butter. That doesn't sound too appealing, I admit.

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