“Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favourite foods.” Betty White
July is National Hot Dog Month
Summertime is at its zenith, with the heat of the afternoon sun mellowing to a gentle warmth as it heads towards its setting. This is the time for outdoor dinners and delicious conversations over summer feasts of hot dogs and potato chips.
There are many stories about how hot dogs came into being. My favourite is that they originated in Frankfurt. The “frankfurter” (aka pork sausage) has been around since the 13th century. On the imperial coronation of Maximillian II, frankfurters were given in celebration of this notable event. Even Vienna comes into the narrative, with the name “Wiener.” Vienna is known as “Wien” in the German language.
May your summertime dinners be filled with joy and good company.
Happy Hot Dog Month.