Tuesday, April 16, 2013

History of the American Hot Dog

Sausage the meat of the Hot Dog is one of the oldest forms of processed food, having been mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as far back as the 9th Century B.C.

In regards to the Hot Dog in America a recently unearthed mummified Hot Dog may soon rewrite the history books. Earthmovers in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada recently discovered what appears to be a time capsule dating back to 1849. It has long been thought America’ s first Hot Dog was introduced around 1870, in Coney Island, by Charles Feltman a German immigrant. Hold the mustarded as it now seems the first Hot Dog in America was introduced 21 years earlier at a small California trading post owned and operated by a Mr. B. Billy and severed up to hungry Forty-niners heading to the California gold fields.

Archaeologists believe there is no need to Corbin date test the Hot Dog in question as the time capsule was sealed and the mummified Hot Dog was wrapped in newspapers bearing an 1849 date along with other artifacts. There will be a few test to determine the condiments as it is believed there is a mustard seed sauce but more over a reddish sauce, which just might be ketchup. To think that America’s first Hot Dog may have been served up with mustard and ketchup is in itself a groundbreaking discovery.

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