Where does the Hot Dog come from?
The history of the Hot Dog is as mysterious as the actual meat used to make them…. Historians are not even clear how these delicious staples of Backyard BBQs got their name “Hot Dog”.
Two European cities are connected to the origin story of the hot dog… Frankfurt Germany and Vienna Austria. Most people trace the hot dog back to Germany through the common sausage known as the frankfurter. But there is also the Vienna wienerwurst, and although not as desirable among mothers, hot dogs were also called wieners as a result of this town.
If you want to know more about the History of the Hot do you will find all the fascinating facts in our History of the Hot Dog Curriculum.
Fun Hot Dog Facts
In the meantime, here are some Fun Hot Dog Facts to delight your senses this National Hot dog Day:
National Hot Dog Day is September 10th
The most popular hot dog topping is mustard
Astronauts on the Apollo 11 ate hot dogs while in space
Summer is the most popular time for Hot dogs in the USA – especially between The 4th of July and memorial day.
Hot dog eating contests are popular in many places. Nathan’s Famous holds one each year at their original stand in Coney Island New York.
A hot dog is not considered a sandwich
Hot dogs are actually good for you! A beef hot dog is about 190 calories and has 7 grams of protein. It also has 30% of the Vitamin B12 we need. This vitamin is important for a normal metabolism, children’s brain development and mental clarity in adults.
The first thing Mickey Mouse said in a cartoon was:
Celebrating Hot Dog Day
I hope you will celebrate national Hot Dog day by learning more about this fun food with our Hot Dog History and Mini Book.
You can make homemade floats and host a Hot Dog Parade like we did here at the Happy Hive Homeschool back in 2010.
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