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The hot dog: A history

March 19, 2010
By BOB WHITED

The outdoor grills have stood vacant and idle during this horrendous winter while ice and snow were piled on top of them, giving in to the harshness and realities of another cold, cold season. The spring thaws and the summer winds will again activate the role of these super cooking utensils, bringing pure delight to the many that savor, of all things, the hot dog. Yes, the hot dog, the most popular food staple in the land. Who could resist this morsel, grilled to perfection and smothered with mustard, relish, onion, pickle and maybe a spicy chili sauce, or even kraut on a steamed bun? How could you beat that? Top that off with a cold beer, soda or lemonade. It has to be a good description of heaven.

 
 

 

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