A hot dog (also spelled hotdog) is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a sliced bun as a sandwich. Hot dog variants include the corn dog and pigs in blankets. Typical hot dog garnishes include mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, coleslaw, cheese, chili, olives, and sauerkraut.
This kind of sausage was culturally imported from Germany and popularized in the United States, where it became a working-class street food sold at hot dog stands and hot dog carts, and developed an association with baseball and American culture. Hot dog preparation and condiment styles vary regionally in the US. Although linked in particular with New York City and New York City cuisine, the hot dog became ubiquitous throughout the United States during the 20th century, becoming an important part of other regional cuisines, most notably Chicago street cuisine.
The hot dog's cultural traditions include the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile....LESS
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Sabrett hot dogs is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs because they may contain bone fragments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of products made by New York City-based Marathon Enterprises Inc. on Saturday.