Looks at the history, people, and venues that make up hot dog culture in America, profiling notable hot dog sellers and neighborhood stands while offering recipes for cooking frankfurters at home.
Bruce Kraig, professor emeritus at Roosevelt University, is a noted food historian and widely sought-after expert on the lore, allure, and culture of the hot dog. He is the top dog.
Patty Carroll is adjunct professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She specializes in photographing American popular culture and has exhibited internationally, with shows about hot dog stands, Elvis impersonators, and American suburban lawns at night.