Pork and beans. This recipe hails from the old school. There's something about stormy weather that makes me crave some good old fashion post WWII food. Being part of the last generation to have known anyone that lived through the Japanese invasion of Guam, the stormy weather is reminiscent of the destruction after a typhoon and triggers this urge. This dish was introduced by the Americans that came to fight the Japanese. We would eat this after a typhoon because there was no power for refrigeration for any other meat. This updated version has Spam, Portuguese sausage, onions and garlic.
Having a father who was drafted to fight in Vietnam, we knew how long Uncle Sam's reach was. So to everyone who has served in the armed forces thank you and your families for all that you have done for us. Most especially to the Chamorros who continue to serve despite the fact that living on Guam automatically bans you from voting for the person who has the power to send you to war. Colonialism needs to end, it is imperative that we have real input on what impacts our island home! Biba Guåhan!
Biba Senator Antonio “Tony” Palomo Guam Museum and Chamorro Educational Facility. The Guam Museum opens its doors softly on Friday November 4 at 10 am. The museum's grand opening is scheduled for March 2017.