[Edible] Spam, Beer, And Recession

There's a piece in today's New York Times about Spam (sales are up. WAY up). This interests me because I'm writing a book about meat. But that same piece has a small multi-media sidebar titled "Winners and Losers." (It's on the left side of the screen. Look for the drawings of a sock and a roll of paper towels.) Click on the graphic to see how beer is faring in this recession. (And frozen pot pies? Who knew?)