A disgusting stew that was popular during the Great Depression is apparently coming back into style and I gotta say that doesn't bode well
ยท May 12, 2022 ยท NottheBee.com

Most of us have never heard of "Hoover Stew" before, but apparently this was a real dish that real people really prepared and really ate many years ago.

And I'm sorry to say that it looks like it may be on the verge of a comeback:

Hoover Stew, like the now-infamous water pie, dates back to the Great Depression, when supplies were limited and flavor came at a premium. The solution? A "stew" made of macaroni noodles, tomatoes and sliced hot dogs.

That's literally it: Macaroni, tomatoes, and sliced hot dogs.

"But wait," you're saying, "what about salt and pepper?" No, salt and pepper are apparently not present in Hoover Stew. It's just three unseasoned ingredients (actually four if you include a can of sweet corn).

The awful concoction is starting to make its way onto the channels of social media influencers, such as YouTube cook Adam Garratt:

The good chef tried to dress this bowl of nonsense up with a couple of random scallion greens. It didn't work.

The Wolfe Pit's rendering of the dish has racked up nearly a million views on YouTube:

Mega Tik-Tokker B. Dylan Hollis, meanwhile, also made a version of the stew for his viewers; you can watch his unbearably high-energy and irony-tinged recipe video, or you can just skip to the end, where he pretends to enjoy it:

You've got to wonder why these influencers are suddenly making videos about how to get creative with basic food staples!!

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