July marks National Hot Dog Month and the season in which most hot dogs are consumed. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council’s website, the Hot Dog name was coined in 1901 by a cartoonist trying to help shorten its original name—Dachshund Sausages. Unsure of how to spell Dachshund, the artist dropped it and shortened what vendors were yelling from “Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!” to simply Hot Dogs!
Today, hot dog preparation can be described as an art. Everyone has their go-to preferred toppings and condiments which make each unique! From the most popular mustard topping to ketchup, relish, sauerkraut, onions and even chocolate, everyone’s taste buds vary drastically. From tips on how to properly eat a hot dog, Baseball stadium hot dog guides to glossary of terms, be sure to check out the NHDSC website for unique facts on this American summer tradition. Note that there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options out there. Check out some veggie hot dog ideas provided by Brit+Co.
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