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Hot Dogs

Postby Howard » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:48 am

I'm always on the lookout for a well turned phrase and for some reason this one by Kim Severson in the NYT resonated with me:

"After all, they're still hot dogs. "I really have to try not to think too hard about the fact that organic unthinkable meat scraps are still unthinkable meat scraps," Ms. Slonosky said.

The reasonable reader (and, certainly, the reasonable vegetarian reader) might be wondering why Ms. Slonosky gives her family hot dogs at all. But that reader probably does not have children and has never worried about getting enough protein into their little carb-stuffed bodies. Besides, why try to deny a kid a hot dog?"

The article is about the growth of the organic hot dog market. Here is the link to the complete article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/dining/05dog.html
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Robin Garr » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:35 am

Fun link, Howard, thanks for posting! I have to confess that hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for me ... I love 'em at the ball park, which is also the only place where cheap, mass-market American beer tastes palatable.

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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby ChefCarey » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:24 am

Robin Garr wrote:Fun link, Howard, thanks for posting! I have to confess that hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for me ... I love 'em at the ball park, which is also the only place where cheap, mass-market American beer tastes palatable.

"That which does not kill us makes us strong."


Agree on all counts here - as long as the dogs have some "pop" to them. Yeah, agree even on the Nietzsche quote.
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:46 am

Ah, ball park hot dogs, Nietzsche be damned. They are actually an overlooked health food.

"Work done by scientists at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Alabama and Wake Forest University shows that nitrite, a common salt, can open blood vessels and improve flow in parts of the body.

"In a report to be published in the November 2004 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers said they found that nitrite can be readily converted into nitric oxide, a potent compound known to expand blood vessels and regulate the circulatory system.

"The findings suggest that nitrite represents a major pool of nitric oxide in the body that might be tapped for therapeutic purposes, the report said.

“Until now, everyone believed nitrite was simply a metabolic byproduct that didn’t have any significant function, yet it is very abundant in the bloodstream,” Dr. Mark T. Gladwin, a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and an author of the paper, said in an interview. “Nitrite was not considered a critical blood vessel dilator, but now we know it can be.”


Taken from a press release on the study; Gladwin is expanding on the subject this November speaking on "Nitrite as an Intrinsic Signaling Molecule That Regulates Hypoxic NO Homeostasis and Cytoprotection" http://www.strategicresults.com/fg4/gladwin.html

Betcha sales of dogs will boom!

One of the greatest joys in life -- sitting up high in the bleachers in the sun, drinking beer, eating dogs, watching the game, shooting the breeze with folks -- a psychological high and now health benefits to boot. :-)
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby ChefCarey » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:24 pm

Bob Ross wrote:Ah, ball park hot dogs, Nietzsche be damned. They are actually an overlooked health food.

"Work done by scientists at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Alabama and Wake Forest University shows that nitrite, a common salt, can open blood vessels and improve flow in parts of the body.

"In a report to be published in the November 2004 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers said they found that nitrite can be readily converted into nitric oxide, a potent compound known to expand blood vessels and regulate the circulatory system.

"The findings suggest that nitrite represents a major pool of nitric oxide in the body that might be tapped for therapeutic purposes, the report said.

“Until now, everyone believed nitrite was simply a metabolic byproduct that didn’t have any significant function, yet it is very abundant in the bloodstream,” Dr. Mark T. Gladwin, a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and an author of the paper, said in an interview. “Nitrite was not considered a critical blood vessel dilator, but now we know it can be.”


Taken from a press release on the study; Gladwin is expanding on the subject this November speaking on "Nitrite as an Intrinsic Signaling Molecule That Regulates Hypoxic NO Homeostasis and Cytoprotection" http://www.strategicresults.com/fg4/gladwin.html

Betcha sales of dogs will boom!

One of the greatest joys in life -- sitting up high in the bleachers in the sun, drinking beer, eating dogs, watching the game, shooting the breeze with folks -- a psychological high and now health benefits to boot. :-)


And cheaper than Viagra to boot!
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:40 pm

"In a report to be published in the November 2004 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers said they found that nitrite can be readily converted into nitric oxide, a potent compound known to expand blood vessels and regulate the circulatory system....


... which increases the risk of headaches in migraine sufferers.
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:42 pm

Shoot!

Back to Nietzsche.

Thanks Bucko.
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:43 pm

And cheaper than Viagra to boot!


But Viagra and nitro don't mix....
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Re: Hot Dogs

Postby Jenise » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:03 pm

Bucko said:
But Viagra and nitro don't mix....


Don't tell Rush. :lol:
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