hot dog! help me out
How do you like your hot dogs? That burning question, to be answered by you, will be the subject of a story I'll be producing for our July 4 News-Herald.
It's another Ben Franklin project effort to produce an entire newspaper using only free tools found on the internet. We made newspaper history when we produced our May 20 paper that same way. That's why you may have been directed to this blog through a posting on Twitter, one of the free tools I'll be depending upon.
Hot dogs are part of the American psyche and it's not as simple a question as you may think. Some insist on all-beef dogs, some are loyal to a certain brand, some use them as an ingredient in other dishes. Some swear by skinless dogs, while others want the skin to split before consuming it. Some people steam their hot dogs, while others wouldn't consider eating one unless it was speared on a stick and cooked over an open fire, camping style. Mustard and catsup are favorite condiments, but it doesn't stop there.
By the time this story sees print I hope to have gathered dozens of ideas, some recipes for condiments, your hot dog preferences and perhaps a little something about buns. But I need your help.
Weigh in here or check out my Tweets on Twitter and my Facebook account. I'm really new at all this so perhaps you'll have some suggestions in those areas too. I welcome them all.
I'd really like to hear from you before June 11 because I'll be in France the following week (see earlier blog) and will need to wrap this up when I get home.
So: How do you like your hot dogs?