How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun
Accidental Discoveries and Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat and Drink
Publication Date: May 2012
A smorgasbord of vignettes and tidbits about the quirky—and sometimes downright odd—origins of various kitchen inventions, products, and foodstuff, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun includes seventy-five short essays that will dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction. Charming text combined with simple line illustrations makes this an attractive gift book and go-to source book for all food and trivia buffs.
Josh Chetwynd is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for such publications as USA Today and U.S. News & World Report, and whose writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), Variety, and BBC Radio on topics as varied as sports, film, politics, legal issues, and travel. He has written three books, including The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind The Things We Love To Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and Bat.
"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, CHOW.com