Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hot Dog is a food that has history and variety and attraction.


Hot Dog is one of the most fovorite foods in America. Every years millions and millions of hot dogs are consumed only in the USA. A hot dog is a cooked sausage served in a sliced bun. It consists of a combination of bread and beef, chicken, beef and pork or all beef which is cured, smoked, and cooked. Seasonings may include coriander, garlic, ground mustard, nutmeg, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish or sauerkraut, salt, sugar, and white pepper. They are fully cooked but are usually served hot. Sizes range from big dinner frankfurters to tiny cocktail size.

It is also called frankfurters, frank, weenie, wienie, wiener, durger, coney, dog, and red hot. Where does dog come in a food.  When "HOT DOG" first came out they were called Hot-Doxins. They resembled Weenie dogs. the corn dog is called that because cornmeal was used in the batter to make them. Also there are Various stories that assert the creation of the sausage, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name "hot dog" to a sausage and bun combination. The term "dog" has been used as a synonym for sausage since 1884 and accusations that sausage makers used dog meat date to at least 1845.Hot dog is of Pink in color but sometimes it may be brown.

Hot dog becomes most favorite in USA from the first half of the twentieth century. It has varieties such as  Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian hot dogs, Michigan hot dogs, Coney Island hot dogs, Texas hot dogs etc.

One has to be careful while eating hot dog because it can contain bacteria. Unlike other sausages which may be sold uncooked, hot dogs are precooked before packaging . Hot dogs can be eaten without additional cooking, although they are usually warmed before serving. Because an unopened, packaged hot dog can have listeriosis bacteria, it is safer to heat them, especially for pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems.

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