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Indicator: More Hot Dogs

Budae jjigae or "army stew" includes hot dogs and spam. su-lin/Flickr hide caption

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Budae jjigae or "army stew" includes hot dogs and spam.

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Gillian Gutierrez writes:

I have a new alternative economic indicator for you: what cooking websites (Epicurious, Cooks.com) offer as suggestions for ingredients. I just got an email from cooks.com with 6 recipes for HOT DOG dishes. I kid you not! Crown roast of hot dogs and weenie stew included.

When the economy tanks, we start cooking with cheap foods! I guess they'll be no lamb, veal or king crab this season.

Bonus: A recipe for the stew pictured above above.