[Sca-cooks] was cheap, now expensive foods

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Nov 11 16:15:28 PST 2009

Chicken wings are the newest. Blame place like Buffalo Wild Wings,  
with about 600 restaurants, which will buy 57 million pounds of  
chicken wings this year.


On Nov 11, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Stefan li Rous asked:

> What other similar food items can you think of which were cheap,  
> until they became trendy and then the price shot way up?
> Skirt steak, once fajitas became popular
> Chicken wings.  I wanted some small chunks of meat, with their own  
> handles, which I could cook up as a finger food for the Nobles  
> Luncheon I did recently. Chicken drumsticks and chicken thighs were  
> the same price as either the chicken section of the chicken wings.  
> At the same price I was tempted to use one of the first two, but  
> those would have meant fewer, total pieces, so I went with the lower  
> chicken wing portions.
> A long time ago, lobster was apparently considered a trash "fish".
> Stefan

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