In the US, the Labor Day celebration will be coming soon, with the official day to celebrate it is on Monday the 3rd in 2012. Labor Day weekend will soon be in full swing. For many this will be the last time that you will light up the grill, and enjoy a cookout. Hot dogs will most likely be on the menu, at least for one of the choices.
Did you know that hot dogs and their buns take on a different form in different countries?
Above is a typical American hot dog and bun. There are sometimes different size hot dogs, but the bun is sized for the hot dog.
The typical hot dog in Sweden is a very long hot dog, and a very tiny bun. A recent new arrival to Sweden said he looked all over in the grocery store for the right size buns. But then to find out that the tiny buns were all they had.
I think that for Americans it is for a sandwich, and for Swedish the bun is looked at as just a holder for the hot dog. I have tasted the hot dog, and it has a different texture and taste compared to the American hot dog. It’s not hard to guess which one I liked best. Nothing like home!
Then just for comparison here is a picture of the French hot dog. I have not tried one. The appearance is more like what we call “pigs in a blanket”, but open only on one end.
Wherever you are, readers, enjoy your weekend!
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