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(Salon)   The Super Bowl is only a week away, so naturally it's time to publish an article that claims chicken wings are cruel, unusual, and disgusting so the delicious snack should be ruined for everyone. Thanks, Salon   (salon.com) divider line 113
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2014-01-26 11:23:51 AM
I will crawl over the bloody remains of every writer and their families at salon to get to my hot-wings. Stay the fark away from my food you assholes.
 
2014-01-26 11:33:03 AM
Talk about obligatory filler.  Didn't they run this story last year too?  And the year before that?  And they year before that?
 
2014-01-26 11:43:33 AM
I wasn't going to make chicken wings for the game.  Now I am, purely out of spite.  Delicious spite.
 
2014-01-26 11:46:42 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Talk about obligatory filler.  Didn't they run this story last year too?  And the year before that?  And they year before that?


Someone should write a book about crap like that
 
2014-01-26 11:48:33 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Marcus Aurelius: Talk about obligatory filler.  Didn't they run this story last year too?  And the year before that?  And they year before that?

Someone should write a book about crap like that


They'll have to pay me royalties because I have a patent on that.
 
2014-01-26 11:50:50 AM

nekom: I wasn't going to make chicken wings for the game.  Now I am, purely out of spite.  Delicious spite.


I have decided to deep fry mine in lard and clarified butter.
 
2014-01-26 12:02:40 PM
So that article is supposed to make me feel sorry for the poor, wingless chickens who can't flap around the coop?

Not happening.
 
2014-01-26 12:55:21 PM

BizarreMan: So that article is supposed to make me feel sorry for the poor, wingless chickens who can't flap around the coop?

Not happening.


Yeah, now they won't be able to fly!

/as god is my witness, i thought chickens could fly
//perhaps the best single episode of any sitcom of all time
///OF ALL TIME
 
2014-01-26 01:07:41 PM
What non-vegan food item isn't cruel to some animal?

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-26 01:11:45 PM
My only surprise is that it wasn't a Huffington Post article. They really love to poop in our chili dip and spoil the fun.
 
2014-01-26 01:13:21 PM
It's a chicken. They have a brain the size of a grape. If you cut off it's head it will continue running around for a little while. And most importantly, they're delicious. So, whine away Salon, because if you think you can make me give up chicken wings, you got another thing coming.
 
2014-01-26 01:18:19 PM
Like the just throw away the rest of the goddam chicken? This article should be the opposite, the wings used to be considered throw away, they went into the mechanical separator. The author is against eating animals as food.
 
2014-01-26 01:18:35 PM
This is why I only order boneless chicken wings. Those things weren't gonna work anyway, so the chickens shouldn't miss them.
 
2014-01-26 01:19:34 PM
Its not like chickens are killed just to pluck the wings off then the rest discarded, people eat the breasts, legs, etc. Unless you are opposed to eating meat in general you should have nothing against eating wings.

I never understood why vegans oppose using leather, its not like they kill and skin cows that arent gonna get eaten just for leather. If anything they should be all for using leather so that nothing is wasted if an animal MUST die. Hell Bent Hell Bent for Leather.
 
2014-01-26 01:19:55 PM
We'll, just for that I'm going to get chicken wings after yoga. Raspberry Habanero, yup that'll do just fine.

/EABOD Salon.
 
2014-01-26 01:20:01 PM
You think chicken wings are bad? That's nothing.

nmisscommentor.com
 
2014-01-26 01:23:23 PM
Of course it's cruel. The taste of suffering just adds to the flavor. Also blue cheese dip. Or, and this might get me ridiculed, guacamole. Guacamole on hot wings is delicious.
 
2014-01-26 01:25:57 PM
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2014-01-26 01:27:57 PM

Oldiron_79: Its not like chickens are killed just to pluck the wings off then the rest discarded, people eat the breasts, legs, etc. Unless you are opposed to eating meat in general you should have nothing against eating wings.


In the article's defense, they did talk about that. Apparently poor conditions in the factory farms encourage cutting up the bird so they can throw away diseased legs and still sell the breast and wings, for example.

Also something about how cutting up the bird makes us think about it in terms of it's parts instead of as a whole animal, which sounds to me like they're saying I don't feel bad enough about the fact that animals are killed for me to eat. So I ignored that part.
 
2014-01-26 01:28:53 PM
Other side of Dallas, I've got a Chinese dim sum place so authentic they don't have Mexicans in the kitchen and there's chicken paw on the cart. Use all the chicken.
 
2014-01-26 01:31:11 PM
I'm a thigh guy. You can have the wings...
 
2014-01-26 01:32:20 PM
"The rest of the bird will be eaten or otherwise put to use, too"

WHAT ARE THEY biatchING ABOUT.

/posting from phone
 
2014-01-26 01:35:39 PM

EdgeRunner: This is why I only order boneless chicken wings. Those things weren't gonna work anyway, so the chickens shouldn't miss them.


Almost sprayed my beer on my keyboard.
 
2014-01-26 01:35:50 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Oldiron_79: Its not like chickens are killed just to pluck the wings off then the rest discarded, people eat the breasts, legs, etc. Unless you are opposed to eating meat in general you should have nothing against eating wings.

In the article's defense, they did talk about that. Apparently poor conditions in the factory farms encourage cutting up the bird so they can throw away diseased legs and still sell the breast and wings, for example.

Also something about how cutting up the bird makes us think about it in terms of it's parts instead of as a whole animal, which sounds to me like they're saying I don't feel bad enough about the fact that animals are killed for me to eat. So I ignored that part.



I cut it up cause a whole chicken don't fit in my microwave, also 49 cents a pound for chicken hind quarters at the local Fulmers is a sweet deal.
 
2014-01-26 01:40:41 PM
Here's a picture of Salon at a superbowl party

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2014-01-26 01:41:12 PM

mudpants: I May Be Crazy But...: Oldiron_79: Its not like chickens are killed just to pluck the wings off then the rest discarded, people eat the breasts, legs, etc. Unless you are opposed to eating meat in general you should have nothing against eating wings.

In the article's defense, they did talk about that. Apparently poor conditions in the factory farms encourage cutting up the bird so they can throw away diseased legs and still sell the breast and wings, for example.

Also something about how cutting up the bird makes us think about it in terms of it's parts instead of as a whole animal, which sounds to me like they're saying I don't feel bad enough about the fact that animals are killed for me to eat. So I ignored that part.


I cut it up cause a whole chicken don't fit in my microwave, also 49 cents a pound for chicken hind quarters at the local Fulmers is a sweet deal.


I've heard of roasting a whole quail or other small bird in the toaster over, but I have to admit that cooking chicken in the microwave is a new one to me.
 
2014-01-26 01:42:47 PM
I love wings as much as the next man but let's not pretend that the major farm giants are anything other than atrocious to their livestock.
 
2014-01-26 01:46:40 PM
Omg 300 million dead chickens! Won't someone think of the poor yardbirds?

/of that 300 million I wonder how many would not exist if not for the desire for chicken wings
//of those that would exist without the desire for chicken, I wonder how many would be eaten by predators other than us
///having wings next Sunday
 
2014-01-26 01:51:04 PM
My BBQed chicken wing recipe is in my profile.
Simple and delicious.

And blue cheese >>> ranch

Or is it bleu?
 
2014-01-26 01:51:09 PM

Semper IvXx: /of that 300 million I wonder how many would not exist if not for the desire for chicken wings


I've always kind of wondered about what people who say this mean, so I'm going to ask. The chickens are born then lead a short life of misery (or at least, if they experience the world anything like we do, it's miserable). How exactly is that better than not existing at all?

Oh, and to (sort of) answer your question, none of them would exist without the factory farms. They're specific varieties that might not even be able to survive in a chicken coop in the yard, never mind in the wild.
 
2014-01-26 01:51:46 PM
On the one hand, we have that article.

On the other, we have these images:

www.seriouseats.comvittlemonster.files.wordpress.com
global.fncstatic.com

Which are you going to believe?
 
2014-01-26 01:53:07 PM
To be fair, it's a switch from the usual annual "CHICKEN WING SHORTAGE EVERYBODY PANIC" article.  Personally I think the Salon staff is just trying to make sure there's more on the shelf for them to enjoy...

I'm on the road so the kitchen resources in my hotel are really minimal.  I did a trial run during last weekend's NFC game (go Seahawks!).

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Hot Foom Wings

Dredge:
1 C. flour
1 C. grated Parmesan (the cheap green can stuff works fine
1 - 2 T. paprika
1 T. dry mustard
1/2 T. onion powder
1 T. black pepper
1 tsp salt

Sauce:
1 C. Franks Red Hot sauce
1/2 C. white vinegar
1 T. paprika
1 T. black pepper
1/2 T. dry mustard
1/2 stick butter

Preheat oven to 450 deg F.
While wings are baking keep the sauce on the lowest burner you have.  You don't want it to actually boil but the butter should be melted and the sauce warm
Dredge wing pieces in dry mixture and lay out on an oiled pan
Bake at 450 deg F. for 45 minutes, turning once halfway through
Remove from oven and toss with warmed sauce
Enjoy with beer
 
2014-01-26 01:53:40 PM
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2014-01-26 01:54:07 PM
 
2014-01-26 01:55:40 PM
And yes, blue cheese is the superior dip.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  2               cups  Mayonnaise
   4             ounces  blue cheese, crumbled
  1           teaspoon  onion powder
  1           teaspoon  garlic powder
     3/4      teaspoon  black pepper
     1/2           cup  buttermilk


Mix all ingredients until smooth
Store in glass container in refrigerator
 
2014-01-26 01:56:04 PM

wildcardjack: Other side of Dallas, I've got a Chinese dim sum place so authentic they don't have Mexicans in the kitchen and there's chicken paw on the cart. Use all the chicken.


OMG where? Been looking for dim sum.
 
2014-01-26 01:56:14 PM
Obviously the Salon writers don't realize that the wings grow back.
 
2014-01-26 01:57:53 PM

nekom: I wasn't going to make chicken wings for the game.  Now I am, purely out of spite.  Delicious spite.


I'm just going to buy a bunch of chicken wings and just let them go to waste.
 
2014-01-26 02:04:22 PM

Mangoose: I love wings as much as the next man but let's not pretend that the major farm giants are anything other than atrocious to their livestock.


True. Whenever possible, I like to buy my food at our neighborhood farmers' market - better quality, healthier, safer, more delicious, and cruelty-free. Also, the money stays in my community.
 
2014-01-26 02:09:14 PM
Wings have been priced out of my Superb Owl celebration for a couple of years now. We love them, but we can't afford them any more. The meat to bone ratio just makes them too costly. I can get a lot more edible food from a whole chicken, and even just buying drumsticks is cheaper than wings. There's a lot more meat to eat on them and they taste just as good baked crispy and then tossed in a sauce of some sort.

Slice cold cuts made into a deli platter with potato and other salads, bread, and sliced vegetable assortments with dip have become our go-to Superb Owl foodstuffs.

Long gone are the days when my mom used to go pick up bags of chicken wings, set aside specifically for her, from the butcher shop for practically nothing because no one else wanted them (this was in Germany).
 
2014-01-26 02:11:49 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Talk about obligatory filler.  Didn't they run this story last year too?  And the year before that?  And they year before that?


Which is why I won't click on Salon links anymore - too many of them are just click bait garbage.
 
2014-01-26 02:17:00 PM
I have 8 pounds in my oven right this very moment. 4 of hot and 4 of garlic. Having a poker game with friends.  They will all be thanking me over and over.

/smells incredible in my kitchen right now too.
 
2014-01-26 02:17:36 PM
I was eating a mini-chicken leg recently and began to truly inspect it.  The poor thing never had a chance in it's deformed existence and I felt bad for eating it. But ate it I did. 'Merica
 
2014-01-26 02:20:07 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Of course it's cruel. The taste of suffering just adds to the flavor. Also blue cheese dip. Or, and this might get me ridiculed, guacamole. Guacamole on hot wings is delicious.


You sound Texan... *checks profile*

Damn right! Houstonians for the weird!

/I may need to try that some time...
 
2014-01-26 02:22:58 PM
Pastebin for those interested:  http://pastebin.com/LrcPTWfu

Remember folks: trolling articles get the pastebin lest we want to encourage more of them with pageclicks.
 
2014-01-26 02:24:04 PM
Homemade sauce may be best but I just made some hot wings with a mix of half Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo sauce and half Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet Chili Wing Sauce (new). Some of the best hot wings I ever had!
 
2014-01-26 02:24:33 PM
Ah, the annual running of the obligatory Super Bowl articles. Can't wait for Jezebel to whine about how domestic violence spikes on Super Bowl Sunday even though it doesn't.
 
2014-01-26 02:32:08 PM
Wings are stupid, solely because there's hardly any meat on them. They're chicken parts for suckers.

Give me some nice tenderloins, instead.
 
2014-01-26 02:36:29 PM
The rest of the bird will be eaten or otherwise put to use, too

So there's no waste, and it's all good.

I LOVE having a whole chicken, because it goes into so many meals. Roast the whole chicken, carve off whatever isn't eaten initially and have leftovers. Take mostly defleshed chicken carcass and boil for a few hours, perhaps with some veggies or spices to make a good stock. Take little bits of chicken flesh remaining on carcass and make soup using some of the stock. This time around, it was a potato/onion/turnip/bacon/chicken cream soup, also with green beans and peas. OMNOMNOM.
 
2014-01-26 02:38:40 PM
Salon writers heard there would be a shortage, so they are doing this to be sure there is some available when they go shopping.

silvervial: Wings have been priced out of my Superb Owl celebration for a couple of years now. We love them, but we can't afford them any more. The meat to bone ratio just makes them too costly. I can get a lot more edible food from a whole chicken, and even just buying drumsticks is cheaper than wings. There's a lot more meat to eat on them and they taste just as good baked crispy and then tossed in a sauce of some sort.


That must be one heck of an owl to merit its own celebration!
I agree though about the meat to bone ratio. I don't eat the skin, so that makes wings such a PITA to eat that I don't bother. It is not like there isn't other tasty food availiable.
 
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