Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hot Diggity Dog!

It's been a really busy week and I'm slightly ashamed to say that I've eaten chili dogs more than a couple of times this week.  Not that I'm knocking the King of classic fast food, I'm just saying a girl should maybe limit her Red-Hots intake to less than twice a week.  By the way, thinking about hot dogs and people's general upturned nose towards the "mysterious" force meat stuffed in a hogs intestine, did you know that the process of scraping those "hoofs and snouts" for sausage is called Advanced Meat Recovery?  That's the process in which all of the "hidden" flesh gets carved out of places that no human eye could find a scrap.  The way I see it, if an animal has to die for my consumption, I'm going to eat it all.  Not to say that I don't care about where my meat comes from.  I definitely believe in small farm, local, sustainable, organic, and all the buzz words that make sense to me and the planet.  I would prefer a small farmer preforming his own form of Advanced Meat Recovery than some robots and a dirty, toothless,  mystery meat slinger going at it with a metal toothpick.  Does all of this talk of Hot Dogs make you hungry?  Me too!  I wish I had another chili dog right now but I'm going to limit myself to just two of them.  Besides, a girl can only eat so many chili dogs in a day.

2 comments:

kristinesamantha said...

Funny! It made ME hungry...have you read Upton Sinclair's The Jungle? It's supposed to be pretty gnarly...but I agree with you, if it tastes good it can't be that bad. My professor once said, "laws and sausages are two things you don't want to be seen being made." so true. :)

Violet said...

No I haven't read The Jungle, I'll have to check it out. That's a great quote, I may have to steal it. ;)