A national icon gets its due in the "The Great American Hot Dog Book" by Becky Mercuri. She digs up recipes from popular hot dog stands in every state in the union, including Massachusetts weiners from Blue Light Kitchen of Provincetown and Hot Dog Annie's, "the legend of Leicester." There's even a recipe for pizza fries from Moogy's of Brighton to go with the dogs. -- Boston Herald, April 17, 2007
From the Inside Flap
From the classic Coney Island Dog of New York to the tortilla-wrapped Bacon Burrito Dog served up at Pink's in Los Angeles, The Great American Hot Dog Book takes you on a tour of each state and reveals the inside story of where the hot dog originated and how it became one of America's favorite food icons.
Whether at ball games, picnics or family cookouts, Americans consume around 20 billion hot dogs a year, so it's no wonder they are permanently part of our culinary traditions. Wherever you find yourself in the country, there's bound to be a local hot dog stand, deli, diner or restaurant with a special take on this American comfort food classic. With chronicles of various regional eating establishments, this collectible cookbook is not only a handy road-trip guide, but it also shares America's most legendary recipes for wieners, sauces, chilis, slaws, relishes, side dishes and more.
Becky Mercuri has been a contributing editor for Cookbook Collectors Exchange, a nationally distributed newsletter, for seven years. She was the editor of a popular food and travel column for the Wellsville Daily Reporter in western New York. An accomplished cook who has gathered recipes throughout the world, Becky is also a contributing member to several organizations and their national newsletters, an avid student of culinary history, a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and a well-respected food and travel writer based in New York. She is the author of American Sandwich.