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The savory story of hot dogs and America (Rebroadcast)

Hot dogs are an American staple. So much so that Americans eat nearly 150 million hot dogs in celebration of the 4th of July.

First introduced by immigrants in the 1800s, hot dogs have become synonymous with sports, summer, and the perfect base for a vast number of toppings.

No other food starts debates quite like hot dogs – what’s the best way to cook them? What’s the best brand? What toppings are and aren’t allowed? Are they sandwiches? Should we even eat them?

We discuss the evolution of one of America’s favorite foods and talk about some of your favorite ways to top them.

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