Archive for October 2009

Smoked Kielbasa

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog, Kielbasa

There is so much misunderstanding about definition of Polish Sausage that I would like to uncover some of the mystery… People in Poland are not going to say “sausage” – they are going to say “Kielbasa”. There is not one universal sausage (kielbasa) – I have a list of 55 different sausages made in Poland […]

Cooking Temperatures

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Process

Here’s a statistic that should entice you to read this article.  Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year about 76 million people in the United States become ill from harmful bacteria in food; of these, about 5,000 die?  How can you help protect yourself and others from […]


Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Kielbasa

Kiełbasa is the Polish word for sausage. The word has become a commonly used North American term for Eastern European styles of sausage, including Ukrainian sausage, which is called kovbasa or kubasa. Sausage is a staple of Polish cuisine and comes in dozens of varieties, smoked or fresh, but almost always based on pork (although […]

Grilled Bratwurst

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Bratwurst, Recipes

Cooking oil 1 1/2 c. chopped onion 1 can (12 oz.) beer 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. onion salt 4 frankfurter buns 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese 4 slices bacon, fried, crumbled Brown bratwurst over medium heat in a little oil. Add onion and beer. Simmer uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes. Stir together […]

Vegetarian Hot Dog

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Hot Dog Information

A vegetarian hot dog (sometimes referred to as a “veggie dog”) is a hot dog produced completely from non-meat products. Vegetarian hot dogs are sometimes eaten by non-vegetarians because they are lower in fat, calories, and contain no cholesterol compared to hot dogs from animal meats. Unlike traditional home-made meat sausages, the casing is not […]

Hot Dog in other Languages

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Fun Hot Dog Facts

No Matter What Language Hot Dogs Always Taste Good! Spanish hot dog – Perrito Caliente Italian Hot dog – Caldo Cane French Hot dog – Chien Chaud German Hot Dog – Heisser Hund or Wurst Portugese Hot dog – Cachorro Quento Swedish Hot Dog – Korv or Varmkorv Nowegian/Danish Hot dog – Grillpolser Czech Hot […]

President Roosevelt serves King George Hot Dogs

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Fun Hot Dog Facts

President Franklin Roosevelt served King George VI of England hot dogs & beer during a White House visit in 1939. Mrs. Jimmy Carter served hot dogs at a White House picnic in 1977. Queen Elizabeth II served hot dogs at a royal banquet held for the American Bar Association.

Most Popular Hot Dog Condiment

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Fun Hot Dog Facts

The most popular hot dog topping among adults is mustard (87.6%). Among children, it is ketchup.

Longest Hot Dog

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Fun Hot Dog Facts

The world’s biggest hot dog was 1,996 feet long, created by Sara Lee Corp. in honor of the 1996 Olympics. A 1,983 foot hot dog was made in May 1983 by Bill-Mar Foods of Zeeland, Wis. A 2,377-foot chicken dog was made in 1985 by Maple Lodge Farms in Norval, Canada. In 1978, David Berg […]

The Grillwalker

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured, Vendors

Check out this interesting “vending cart”.  The story is that this guy invented this thing to get around the local vending laws.   Brilliant!  Yes, I checked and he has a patent on this thing.  Seems like it would be a little heavy to walk around with all day.  You be the judge. [youtube]RUMuoETMN8g[/youtube]