Break Out the TV Trays


Workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Frankfort, Indiana, toiled overtime this week as part of the snack maker’s plan to ramp up production of tortilla, corn, and potato chips by about 10 million pounds nationwide.

Why? Because Super Bowl Sunday is almost at hand. And BusinessWeek is all over the supermarket aspect of the game, providing hard, cold data for increases in frozen-pizza sales and piquant factoids about spicy snacks consumed on every sports fan’s favorite national holiday.

But man does not live by barbecue potato chips alone, and the more ambitious party hosts will want to show off more of their mad skillz than just opening a few boxes and bags. For them, there are plenty of resources and recipes, from Super Bowl chaat to football-shaped cakes. Don’t forget the Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and Indianapolis fave pork tenderloin sandwiches.

But while lots of food sections are going all out to help readers have a decadent Super Bowl party, there are still those who want us to stick to our resolution and try to avoid the food trough this Sunday.

One thing that won’t be on the menu in Chicago? Horse meat. As much as those rabid Windy City fans might want to chow down on a real symbol of rival Indianapolis, according to “No horse for you,” an article from Chicago paper Daily Southtown:

Colts are verboten from the dinner plate in the Land of Lincoln, where state law prohibits the sale of horse meat for human consumption.

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