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Man bites dog : hot dog culture in America

Author: Bruce Kraig; Patty Carroll
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press A division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, inc., [2012]
Series: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the transformation of hot dogs from unassuming street fare to paradigms of regional expression, social mobility, and democracy. World-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, decor, and venues that make up  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Kraig; Patty Carroll
ISBN: 9780759120730 0759120730 9780759120747 0759120749
OCLC Number: 794039845
Description: viii, 191 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Inside the dog: lore and history --
Democratic food and popular culture --
Hot dog people: entrepreneurs, experts, and fans --
Hot dog emporia: signs and meanings --
Doggie styles.
Series Title: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Responsibility: Bruce Kraig and Patty Carroll.

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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the transformation of hot dogs from unassuming street fare to paradigms of regional expression, social mobility, and democracy. World-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, decor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country.

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In this cleverly titled volume, Kraig takes a look at the American hot dog phenomenon, giving the history and folklore behind the foodstuff that became 'quintessential public dining treats-long Read more...

 
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