Upcoming Chefs and Cooking Events at the Ann Arbor District Library
Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America
Tuesday June 11, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture?
Join hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig and photographer Patty Carroll for a fascinating and colorful look at the history, people, décor, and venues that make up hot dog culture! Their 2012 book "Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture In America" will be on sale and the event includes a book signing as well as hot dog tastings from a local Ann Arbor venue! This event is co-sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.
Bruce Kraig has loved hot dogs since his first bite at Nathan's when he was 5 years old. Since then he has studied hot dogs, and for over 25 years, has been the leading authority on the culture of Hot Dogs. He is Professor Emeritus at Roosevelt University and Adjunct Faculty at Kendall College Culinary School and is a noted food historian. As the leading expert on hot dogs, Kraig has appeared on ABC Nightline, Martha Stewart Radio, ABC National News and NPR's Talk of the Nation, CBS News, WGN and NBC News Chicago, as well as BBC News and Radio New Zealand-all about hot dogs.
Patty Carroll, is currently Adjunct Full Professor of Photography at the School of The Art Institute Of Chicago and at Columbia College Chicago. She is a distinguished photographic artist with a deep interest in American popular culture and has published and exhibited widely on American cultural topics including Elvis Impersonators, American suburban lawns, and resorts at night, as well as hot dog stands.
"Man Bites Dog" is the ultimate source--informative, fun, and tasty--on the role of hot dogs in American culture. It's a must-have for the dog fan, the foodie, the pop culture maven, and the street-cart obsessed.
This event is for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).