Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the transformation of hot dogs from unassuming street fare to paradigms of regional expression, social mobility, and democracy. World-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, dAccor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country. These humble sausages cross ethnic and regional boundaries and have provided the means for plucky entrepreneurs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Hot dogs, and the ways we enjoy them, are part of the American dream. Man Bites Dog celebrates the power of the hot dog through a historical survey and profiles of notable hot dog purveyors. Loaded with stunning color photos by Patty Carroll, descriptions of neighborhood venues and flashy pushcarts from New York to Los Angeles, and recipes for cooking up hot dog heaven at home, this book is the ultimate sourcea€”informative, fun, and tastya€”on the role of hot dogs in American culture. Ita€™s a must-have for the dog fan, the foodie, the pop culture maven, and the street-cart obsessed.One local variant of both the chili dog and slaw dog is the a€œscrambled dog.a€ It is a hot dog ... In many places cole slaw is added. ... Others use some of these ingredients, but it is the oyster crackers atop the final sandwich that make this style unique. ... Some of the best-known stands include Shortya#39;s in Wake Forest, North Carolina (dating to 1916), with classic griddled reds covered in mustard and chili.

Title:Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America
Author:Bruce Kraig, Patty Carroll
Publisher:AltaMira Press - 2012-11-20


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