A fully loaded Chicago dog, for example, 'has mustard, bright green relish, chopped onions, tomato slices, pickle slices, and small sport peppers jammed onto the bun. Dat Dog New Orleans This colorful Crescent City eatery has made its mark in a city that likes to eat, with exotic dogs made from crawfish and alligator, among others. Hot dogs, and the ways we enjoy them, are part of the American dream. A hot dog is an industrial product. Some of her shots hang in the Chicago History Museum, which is hosting Carroll and Kraig at its first.
So I started shooting them. It's a model Chicago stand because the owner is really careful about what he does. The recipes themselves are rather eye-opening and can show the diversity of the hot dog. The level of detail and thought behind the text is impressive, even though at times some of the revelations are, to this reviewer, downright disturbing. There is even a multitude of recipes too but one can imagine this could lead to some strident discussions with rather opinionated hot dog purists who might consider their holiest of holies slighted, defiled or made impure. Man Bites Dog explores the almighty hot dog through history, culture, styles, and even the people who made them famous. Patty Carroll, adjunct professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, specializes in photographing American popular culture.
Imagine having a single searchable index of all your recipes — both digital and print! It's vernacular art, folk art, and it expresses individualism perfectly. He is the top dog. One sausage, one bread roll and maybe some sauce and accompanied filling such as onions. Patty Carroll I started photographing hot dog stands in the '80s. One of the things that I really like is the non-corporate quality of them, the fact that they are individually owned and operated and painted, often just by some guy and his wife. Man Bites Dog celebrates the power of the hot dog through a historical survey and profiles of notable hot dog purveyors. Man Bites Dog explores the transformation of hot dogs from unassuming street fare to paradigms of regional expression, social mobility, and democracy.
Things are written from a clear U. Hot dogs, and the ways we enjoy them, are part of the American dream. Now, he says, chefs are dressing up the dog with exotic meats and condiments. This is a wonderful book, a quite unique considered work. I have to ask: Do you think there too much made of the no-ketchup-on-hot-dogs maxim in Chicago? If you put ketchup on it, it destroys the whole thing. For AltaMira Press, 2012 , Kraig teamed with photographer Patty Carroll, a longtime friend and collaborator, who for 30 years has been taking pictures of hot dog stands in Chicago. For a wiener lover like myself, it truly is biblical-full of history, drama, and wonder.
It s a must-have for the dog fan, the foodie, the pop culture maven, and the street-cart obsessed. Previous projects include Elvis impersonators; sleazy bars, motels, and restaurants at night; and American suburban lawns. 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? If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Think Italian food and people respond pasta or pizza. Loaded with stunning color photos by Patty Carroll, descriptions of neighborhood venues and flashy pushcarts from New York to Los Angeles, and recipes for cooking up hot dog heaven at home, this book is the ultimate source? An ebook version is a little cheaper and no doubt over time some of the discount booksellers will bring the price down a few dollars too. And people are attached to them.
Man Bites Dog explores the almighty hot dog through history, culture, styles, and even the people who made them famous. They think grunge is authentic. Bruce, you clearly saw hot dogs as a good entrypoint into American culture and history. Previous projects include Elvis impersonators; sleazy bars, motels, and restaurants at night; and American suburban lawns. Every day, I would drive to work and pass this hot dog stand on Irving Park Road that was the only place that had any color, some kind of life in it, especially during a gray, dull Chicago winter.
This reviewer is not sure whether that is sacrilege, perverse or a good idea. They're topped with a yellow relish made from onions, carrots and cabbage. The ones that stay are the ones that are more individualistic. 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? Who would have thought that there would be so much to say, yet the book doesn't feel padded either. World-renowned hot dog scholar Bruce Kraig investigates the history, people, décor, and venues that make up hot dog culture and what it says about our country.
Who would imagine a trial of fish hot dogs, described as being canned tuna fish in a tube? A defining cornerstone of culture. Now joining On the Road, John Adams, and the Bible is Man Bites Dog. Even within those, there are different iterations. This ambitious ode to the most American food of all bolsters one's faith in our nation's taste, which, however it gets politicized, industrialized, or sanitized, remains full of character and mischief. Yet, after looking at this book, you might be forgiven for not understanding that it can be nearly a holy thing, requiring devotion and respect akin to that given to a religious figure. .