Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Haute Dogs

Haute Dogs
Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments
Russell Van Kraayenburg

A hot dog isn't just a piece of tubular meat on a bun. It can be prepared in hundreds of different ways with hundreds of different toppings. This book is about all of those ways. It isn't just a hot dog, it's a haute dog.

The very first thing that captured my attention was the bright and colorful photography. But the hundreds of recipes were certainly a very close second. The author certainly knows his subject. The book begins with a brief history of hot dogs and why the author chose this subject to write a book about. It also has cooking techniques and instructions for those of us less informed cooks.
I was really impressed with the sheer amount of diversity of recipes. The recipes are divided up by region beginning with American hot dogs. The author adds little bits of history or extra tasty tips to almost every page. There is also a full color photo of each hot dog recipe. 
Really impressive book that will make a great gift or addition to your cookbook collection.
I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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