Special cuisine around the world (P.23) - Hot dog: The street food that associated with American culture

16-11-2020

(WorldKings.org) A hot dog (also spelled hotdog) is a grilled or steamed food consisting of a sausage served in the slit of a partially sliced bun. It can also refer to the sausage itself.

As for the name, hot dogs were first coined "red hots" — a term that's still used in both Maine and Detroit — sometime around the late 1800s, because of the heat of the grill that was used to cook them.

Pork and beef are the traditional meats used in hot dogs. Less expensive hot dogs are often made from chicken or turkey, using low-cost mechanically separated poultry. Changes in meat technology and dietary preferences have led manufacturers to lower the salt content and use turkey, chicken, and vegetarian meat substitutes.

A hot dog may be prepared and served in various ways. Typically it is served in a hot dog bun with various condiments and toppings. The sausage itself may be sliced and added, without bread, to other dishes.

These types of sausages were culturally imported from Germany and became popular in the United States. It became a working-class street food in the U.S., sold at stands and carts. The hot dog became closely associated with baseball and American culture. Although particularly connected with New York City and its cuisine, the hot dog eventually became ubiquitous throughout the US during the 20th century. Its preparation varies regionally in the country, emerging as an important part of other regional cuisines, including Chicago street cuisine.

Stands and trucks sell hot dogs at street and highway locations. Wandering hot dog vendors sell their products in baseball parks. At convenience stores, hot dogs are kept heated on rotating grills. 7-Eleven sells the most grilled hot dogs in North America — 100 million annually. Hot dogs are also common in restaurants' children's menus.

According to en.wikipedia.org and edition.cnn.com


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