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Man Bites Dog! Plus, 10 Top American Hot Dogs

Man Bites Dog! Plus, 10 Top American Hot Dogs

Americans love their dogs -- their hot dogs, that is -- consuming 7 billion of them each summer, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Some people will eat more than their share: Last year, the winner in the men's division of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island dispatched 68 at a single sitting. Frankfurters became part of the American diet in the late 19th century, introduced by German immigrants. They were traditionally precooked sausages made from finely ground or emulsified pork and/or veal, or beef;...

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Frankfurt

FRANKFURTERS IN FRANKFURT  Greetings from Frankfurt, the first stop on Steven's European book tour. It was a drop-dead gorgeous day, and it seemed the entire town gathered on the banks of the river.   Half-timber houses in the historic town square. Of course, no visit to Frankfurt would be complete without a frankfurter, ancestor of the hot dog, served here with a semmel (a crusty hard roll), and a glass of apfelwein, bone-dry...

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SONORAN HOTDOG

IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT BARBECUE...  Many of you remember my cousin, David Raichlen, creator of the sensational Chipotle-Chocolate Ribs that appeared in Raichlen on Ribs. (That recipe is on page 110.) Well, on a recent visit to Tucson, Dave and his girlfriend, Sarah, introducted me to a new local specialty: the Sonoran hotdog. Said masterpiece--and it is a masterpiece--consists of a cooked hotdog wrapped in bacon and served on a soft,...

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