episode 96 :: hot dog world

The hot dog. It epitomizes baseball, Summer, and outdoor grilling in our country. So why, with the world’s culture at our culinary fingertips, do we constantly make the one American Summer standard the same way over and over again?

Today we’re discussing the many ways we can bring the world’s incredibly vast flavors to our boring hot dogs, and make things fun again. Who said it was against the rules to make a hot dog that wasn’t topped with ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, and/or (if you live in Chicago) the addition of fresh tomato and a pickle wedge?

Put on your big boy pants. This is going to get messy.

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In this episode:
• NYC’s mayor Bloomberg bans servings of soda over 16 ounces
• Sah’tea from Dogfish Head – 6 out of 5 stars. It really is that good.
• Around the world in 80 dogs, courtesy of Bon Appetit
• Eating healthy is actually far cheaper than eating poorly, despite what you’ve heard.
• Thomas Keller tells locavores to stuff it. He’s got a restaurant to run.
• Do we really need all-you-can-eat restaurants anymore?
• Mario Batali to celebrity food judges: “Who the f**k are you? Who let you in this room?”
• Bourdain leaving Travel Channel for CNN in 2013