Earliest Known Occurrence of the Term "Hot Dog" Pushed Back to, 1886, (Corrected Citation)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jan 24 14:12:55 UTC 2013

On 1/24/13 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
>> Can a food dish using rye bread (and perhaps in preference to rolls)
>> >and horseradish really originate in Tennessee rather than New York City?
>> >(Wondered only half seriously.)
>> >
>> >Joel
> Inspired by this discussion I tried out a hot dog (well, actually hot sausage) on (marble) rye bread with horseradish, all of which I had on hand, along with a bit of sauerkraut, which wasn't explicitly excluded in the 19th century discussion. Not bad at all. (Mercifully, Hillshire Farms does not divulge whether their product contains any bung; what you don't know can't revolt you.)
> LH
I have to admit that I have the same question as Joel. Well, there was a
large influx of Germans into the US pre-Civil War due to the failed
Republican movement in the German states, and a large number of them
fought in the Union forces during the Civil War. . .I suppose there
could be some migration to TN.

And Herr Prof. Dr. Horn, for your experimental archaeology, I think you
need to use what we call Vienna sausages in your experiment.

---Amy West

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