How The Hot Dog Found Its Bun

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785292
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Sometimes it’s neither art nor science that serves as the origins of the everyday kitchen and food items that we take for granted today. Sometimes, as Josh Chetwynd shows us in How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, some of our greatest culinary achievements were simply by-products of “damned good luck.” In How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, Josh explores the origins of kitchen inventions, products, and foodstuff in seventy-five short essays that dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction. Josh’s charming text combined with simple line illustrations makes this an excellent gift and go-to source book for all food and trivia buffs.

The Secret History Of Balls

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514876
Size: 62.26 MB
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You may fancy yourself a sports fan, but chances are you don't know: A fish eyeball was used as the center of some nineteenth-century baseballs The race to make better billiard balls led to the invention of plastics The Nerf ball was originally created to be part of a board game featuring cavemen Balls are the unsung heroes of sports. They are smacked, flung, dribbled, crushed, thrown, and kicked. They're usually only the subject of scrutiny when something goes wrong: a tear, the application of an illegal foreign substance, or a dent from overuse. Nevertheless, if you're watching nearly any major sporting event from around the world, you're likely following the ball wondering where it will go next... The Secret History of Balls mines the stories and lore of sports and recreation to offer insight into 60 balls-whether they're hollow, solid, full of air, or stuffed with twine or made of leather, metal, rubber, plastic, or polyurethane-that give us joy on playing fields and in every arena from backyards to stadiums around the globe.

Baseball Beyond Our Borders

Author: George Gmelch
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803276826
Size: 73.51 MB
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"A collection of essays about baseball in other countries across the globe that explores a wide range of issues for each region"--

Totally Scripted

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630762830
Size: 66.87 MB
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The language of Hollywood resonates beyond the stage and screen because it often has inherent drama or comedic effect. This volume contains a combination of approximately 100 expertly researched essays on words, phrases and idioms made famous by Hollywood along with the stories behind 30 or so of the most iconic and ultimately often used quotes from films. There are also sidebars that focus on other ways the entertainment world has changed language. For instance, stories behind stars whose names have been used for drinks (hello, Shirley Temple) or roses (there are ones named after Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, among others). And, a sidebar on William Shakespeare s unique contribution to the English language."

The Book Of Nice

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761172947
Size: 51.97 MB
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Nice is the secret ingredient to a better life. It makes us happy. It may even be what makes us civilizedÑwhen we say thank you, shake hands, send flowers, we're doing the nice things that bring people together. ?A compulsive and chunky book for lovers of trivia, popular history, customs, and cultureÑand a perfect gift to say Òyou're niceÓÑThe Book of Nice is an entertaining, quirky compendium of those signs, traditions, and expressions that we so often take for granted, yet turn out to be quite fascinating. It's about why we cover a yawn (originally to prevent evil spirits from entering our bodies, now to hide the impression that something's boring us). About holiday traditionsÑit's thanks to Guy Lombardo's December 31 broadcast in 1929 that we now sing ÒAuld Lang SyneÓ on New Year's Eve. About customary offeringsÑthe wedding cake evolved out of the Roman use of wheat as a symbol of fertility (and it's much tastier than bits of grain). And about those simple yet essential nicetiesÑhow Thomas Edison championed an obscure term, ÒhelloÓ (if Alexander Graham Bell had gotten his way, we'd all be saying ÒahoyÓ). Why not put a little nice in your day?

Hot Dog

Author: Bruce Kraig
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861896840
Size: 74.14 MB
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Char-grilled or boiled? Sauerkraut or chili? Mustard or ketchup? Vienna Beef or Sabrett? Only these questions could be raised about one of the world’s favorite backyard, picnic, ballgame, and street foods—the hotdog. Though nearly two billion hot dogs are consumed by Americans annually in the month of July alone, there is absolutely no consensus on which is the right way to serve up a hotdog. In Hot Dog, well known food historian Bruce Kraig recounts the history of this popular “tube steak” from the origin of the sausage 20,000 years ago to its central place in American culture today. Kraig discusses the many brands, including Hebrew National, Pearl, Sabrett, and Vienna Beef, and the regional variations that go along with them—like kosher-style New York dogs loaded with mustard and sauerkraut, New England dogs with Boston Baked Beans, and fully-loaded Chicago style hotdogs, complete with mustard, onion, relish, sport peppers, a dill pickle spear, a dash of celery salt, and tomato slices (but never, ever ketchup). Hot Dog covers the other international sausages, like bologna and bockwurst, as well, and explores some of the apocryphal tales of the hotdog in history—like the origin of its name and whether Queen Elizabeth II was truly served hotdogs on a visit to the White House. Packed with tasty facts and recipes, Hot Dog reveals the rich history and passionate opinions about this seemingly ordinary food.

Roger S Return

Author: Mary Davis
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1624163734
Size: 41.89 MB
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Jackie and Roger Villeroy spent their first anniversary at Manny's, their favorite restaurant. Roger gave Jackie a gift, but before she could share her surprise with him, a phone message called Roger away. The next thing Jackie knew, her husband was missing - and only his blood-covered cell phone remained. Two and a half years later she is in the park with her little boy - the gift she was never able to give Roger - when her husband emerges from the woods. Where has he been? What happened? Who took him away? And why didn't he contact her? Jackie's questions are met only with vague answers. Who is Roger, really? One thing is certain: Jackie must learn to trust God to take care of her - especially when her entire family's lives are in danger. Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun

Author: Maria Dismondy
Publisher: Nelson Pub & Marketing Llc
ISBN: 9781933916309
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Even though she is teased by a boy at school for being different, Lucy has the courage to be herself and comes to the boy's aid when he is in need of help.

Hot Dog Eleanor Roosevelt Throws A Picnic

Author: Leslie Kimmelman
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627537317
Size: 73.10 MB
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In June of 1939, the United States played host to two very special guests. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were coming to America. As it was the first visit ever by reigning British royalty, it was a chance for America to build a stronger relationship with the British, especially in those challenging times. On the domestic side, many people didn't have jobs, housing, or food. Internationally, Adolf Hitler, Germany's leader, was threatening the countries around him and war loomed on the horizon. But First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt saw the visit as an opportunity for America to set aside its cares for a while and extend a warm welcome and hand of friendship to the royal guests. As part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people.