The Latest Viral Sensation: Damn, SPAM(iel)

February 27, 2016

The Internet phenomenon Damn, Daniel is done and done. (Maybe you blinked and missed it?)

The New York Times did an analysis of the viral video on February 25, predicting, "it will all be over soon—a lot of people might say that it’s over already (the article you are reading might be its death knell)."

While we twiddle our thumbs and wait for the next internet-breaking sensation, let's talk about something that's never been—and might never be—so hot right now: Spam (which we almost never mention on Food52. Why not?!)

If Daniel deserves this much attention, Spam(iel) does, too.

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(And Ellen? If you want Spam(iel) on your show, you'll have to check with us first.)

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

I used to work at Food52. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream.


Roby February 28, 2016
Two very nice things about Spam, at the least,
So contrived a product of so honest a beast:
So many nice piggies who might else not have met;
Som many piggy parts you might else not have et.
Marcy February 27, 2016
I completed a list of challenges, and one of the challenges was to make "Spambalaya Jambalaya." Fun name, but gross dish, and I tried my very hardest to make it come out tasty. Here's my report if you want to check it out: http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2013/01/spam-spam-shrimp-and-spam/