Monday, May 23, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

Frank, wiener, sausage or hot dog -- Sylver takes a light-hearted look at how this popular favorite has been known by many names and appreciated in all its forms. She traces the history from Homer's Odyssey to the twenty-first century with an emphases on how the hot dog became an American staple of sports events and cookouts. Sylver flavors her writing with quotes, recipes, and information about regional differences in hot-dog preparation and consumption. The book is stuffed with fun facts and plump with humor. Smith's retro cartoon-style illustrations add just the right zest for this tasty tome. A bibliography, websites and further resources are included.

1 comment:

Doret said...

I read this last year and enjoyed and learned more than I thought I would. I only wish there was more back matter.

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