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The Potted Meat Museum... on Air


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The Potted Meat Museum... on Air

David Hammond | Apr 22, 2003 01:16 PM

Chicago Chowhounds.

This coming Thursday (4/24), I’m going to be doing an on-camera interview with Holly Gibson, the curator of the Potted Meat Museum. The show will be aired next month on Comcast cable outlets.

For those of you (and I can’t imagine there are many) who are unfamiliar with Holly’s remarkable collection of canned meat comestibles, you can find out more at the link below.

I heard about The Potted Meat Museum on this board (I think Rene told me about it), and I will also be taking the opportunity offered by this airtime to mention, which I intend to describe in broad terms, referencing perhaps the 24 hour Chowathon. This is not, however, a Chowhound-sponsored event (though I have discussed with Mike G, Ultimo, Da Mare and others the possibility of producing a continuing program on Chicago eats). This is also, needless to say, a not-for-profit venture.

At the moment, I’m developing interview questions for Holly, and I’ve come up with a dozen or so, but I’d like to know if any of you have any special questions for this pioneer archivist of potted products. Think of it this way: if you had one question to ask Holly about her museum or about the vast universe of tinned tasties she has acquired, what would it be?

PS. During the show, I will also be doing some dramatic readings of Spam-related haiku (Spamku), so please send me any of these works that you might have (your name will appear in credits, unless you prefer that your spam-passion remain closeted)


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