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Building a Better Hot Dog

Photograph by rksdesign
A couple weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that instead of being a classic childhood favorite, the hot dog is actually a sinister choking hazard perfectly designed to plug the airways of America's youth. Design firm RKS decided to use this announcement as an opportunity to redesign the hot dog in [...]

Retro Recipes: Hungry Jack Weinerollas, 1970

Photo: Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week we take a look at preparations from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Hungry Jack Weinerollas.
It's fall, which means football season is once again upon us. High schoolers [...]

Retro Recipes: Hot Dogie-Burgers, 1963

All photos by Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Hot Dogie-Burgers.
Summer is here, and the eternal question is once again raised at the barbecue: hamburger [...]

The Edible Series: A Literary Tasting Menu [book review]

The recently launched The Edible Series by Reaktion Books has two major things against it from the outset: first, that each book is part of a series, and second, that the series is comprised of slim, single subject volumes with one word titles such as Hot Dog, Spices, or Pie. Series tend to favor the [...]

The West Virginia Hot Dogs Slaw Mapping Project

This map above shows the results from the West Virginia Slaw Mapping Project that analyzed and documented the different ways "Hot Dog Joints" (HDJs) serve their hot dogs:
While the vast majority of West Virginians prefer hot dogs topped with coleslaw, it is not a standard topping at hot dog joints everywhere in West Virginia. The [...]

The Philadelphia Phillies' Hot Dog Launcher [video]

A brilliant, slickly-produced, tongue-in-cheek documentary about the Philadelphia Phillies' Hot Dog Launcher. With the help of the Philly Phanatic, hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher that can shoot hot dogs (with mustard and relish) 100 to 200 feet into the stadium. Lovely:
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Won't Someone Think of the Hot Dog Vendors?

General Motors, in looking for a bailout from the federal government, launched a website, GM Facts and Fiction. Trying to paint a dire picture of the country without GM, the website suggests that the collapse of the big three automakers would have a ripple effect across the economy, including shutting down hot dog vendors: [...]

Obama Dogs

Midtown Lunch reports: Yesterday, the Gray’s Papaya on 8th Ave. and 37th St. started selling “Obama Dogs” for 99 Cents. [via]

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