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Old 11-08-2015, 02:50 AM   #1
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What is Taylor Ham?

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...Is it
quite processed then? Like our spam?
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Oh, yes, it's quite processed. Just like our spam...
When I googled "Taylor's Ham", one of the options was a "Serious Eats" link. The subtitle in the article said "It's Spam for people who don't want to admit they like Spam". LOL!

If you want to read the entire article, you can find it here: Anyone Else Like Pork Roll? | Serious Eats
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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When I googled "Taylor's Ham", one of the options was a "Serious Eats" link. The subtitle in the article said "It's Spam for people who don't want to admit they like Spam". LOL!

If you want to read the entire article, you can find it here: Anyone Else Like Pork Roll? | Serious Eats


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...REx9O2Kwjn5aDw
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:53 AM   #3
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When I googled "Taylor's Ham", one of the options was a "Serious Eats" link. The subtitle in the article said "It's Spam for people who don't want to admit they like Spam". LOL!
Yes it would seem so! A google search revealed that the ingredients of spam and Taylor's Ham/pork roll are identical but for the latter also having spices and lactic acid. My mouth finds cooked spam, e.g. in fritters quite tasty but my brain would stop at the word 'processed'
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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Their site fails to list ingredients. So I Googled it.

Taylor Pork Roll (16 oz.) :: Foodfacts.com :: Find out what's REALLY in your food. ::
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28food%29

And then I looked up Spam ingredients. Compare the two.
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And then I looked up Spam ingredients. Compare the two.

Neither is especially appealing or healthful. Pick the better tasting one.
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I think we are kind of train-wrecking the OP here.

My feelings are if the basic recipe is a good one (which I believe this is), but you don't like a certain element, just switch it out for something you do like. Since this a breakfast meal, some cubed ham might be nice!

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Criminy. Do any of you critics ever eat salami or kielbasa or bratwurst or chorizo or bangers? Spam and pork rolls aren't all that different

It's chopped meat with added seasonings and preservatives. People have been using preservatives for millennia. I can't understand why preservatives are scary when their scientific names are used in a list of ingredients.
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Criminy. Do any of you critics ever eat salami or kielbasa or bratwurst or chorizo or bangers? Spam and pork rolls aren't all that different

It's chopped meat with added seasonings and preservatives. People have been using preservatives for millennia. I can't understand why preservatives are scary when their scientific names are used in a list of ingredients.
Preservatives is a general term.

I would have thought you would be familiar with sodium nitrates and nitrites though.....
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