Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hot Dogs Rule

There's hope for my hotdog stand yet. Just wait until you sink your mouth into my caramelized onion- and goat cheese-stuffed wiener.

From the Associated Press via MSNBC.com:

"Could the salt that preserves hot dogs also preserve your health?

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health think so. They’ve begun infusing sodium nitrite into volunteers in hopes that it could prove a cheap but potent treatment for sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, even an illness that suffocates babies."

We'll forget all of the bad things about hotdogs for right now because we need a little hope and happiness. No bad karma for today.

7 Comments:

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Edie said...

Now wait a minute! I thought that nitrites were known carcinogens found with more frequency in the feces of Americans than of any other nationality! But maybe I'm wrong... By the way, Webster's explains the origin of the American term 'hot-dog' thus: "so called (c. 1900) by T.A. Dorgan, US cartoonist, prob. in allusion to pop. notion that the sausage was made of dog meat." Yuck!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Piece of Work said...

I thought the same thing--I'm always on the lookout for nitrate-free hotdogs, which you can find at Whole Foods, etc. Of course, they don't taste nearly as good as Nathan's . . .

 
At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Jenny said...

Well that sure is welcome news! But... are you serious about the goat cheese hotdog? Living in Chicago has made me a bit of a purist: onion, tomato, neon green relish, mustard, pickle, sport peppers, celery salt. And never, ever ketchup.

But then I remember that I'm from Wisconsin, where cheese makes it all better...

 
At 6:33 AM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

will you make goat cheese stuffed tofu dogs?

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

Yeah, about the nitrite thing--I was trying to shield you all from the "bad facts" about nitrites in order to boost my future business and to keep us all from feeling even more depressed. You all are too smart for your own good;)

Jenny: After much consideration, I had decided to offer chicago style hotdogs to my menu. I will not, however, ever put cucumbers on a hotdog. Ever. I noticed you didn't list cukes, so I'll forgive you for loving Chicago's version of the dog.

Shrinky: There will be an option for tofu dogs since I've come to love all you tofu-eating readers.

I just haven't figured out what I'm going to do with my hotdog holes (the tube of dog that I take out of the middle so that I can add the stuffing--it seems like such a waste to pitch it).

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger 21st Century Mom said...

I'm in for a nitrite-free tofu/goat cheese dog - yum!

I'm sure you could regrind the hot dog holes and form them into special hot dog patties. Perhaps you could mix them with sun dried tomato? This has possibilities - yes it does.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

You're hired!

 

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