How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun

How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun

Accidental Discoveries and Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat and Drink

By Josh Chetwynd; David Cole Wheeler (Illustrator)

Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762777501, 163pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

Sometimes it's neither art nor science that serves as the origins of the everyday kitchen and food items that we take for granted today. Sometimes, as Josh Chetwynd shows us in How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, some of our greatest culinary achievements were simply by-products of "damned good luck." In How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, Josh explores the origins of kitchen inventions, products, and foodstuff in seventy-five short essays that dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction. Josh's charming text combined with simple line illustrations makes this an excellent gift and go-to source book for all food and trivia buffs.

About the Author
Josh Chetwynd is the author of The Secret History of Balls (named a "Best Book of 2011" by NPR), How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, and other books. He is a former reporter for USA Today and U.S. News & World Report, and a contributor to Variety, The Times (London), and the BBC. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Praise For How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun

"This book is like a culinary version of One Thousand and One Nights. Each entry combines the sturdiness and dependability of history with the readability and charm of a folk tale. I wish I'd had this volume at hand back when I was doing my live show on The Food Network. Hardly a day went by when I wasn't asked about the origins of one dish or another." ~Sara Moulton, host of PBS’s Sara's Weeknight Meals “I remember eating Caesar salad in Tijuana as a kid. I was always confused about the connection between the two, and it wasn't until I read How the Hot Dog Found its Bun that it all came together. The drama! The fraternal infighting! The appearance of Julia Child! If it weren't for this book, I'd have never known the back story. Thanks, Josh Chetwynd.”~Meredith Arthur,