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Food Programme

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Food

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Food 38

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

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Rethinking the hot dog

November 18th, 2012

Episode 234 of 628 episodes

Originally the street food of German immigrants to the United States, the hot dog was the original artisan sausage in the late nineteenth century before going 'downscale' and becoming the cheap food for the masses. Now not just a watery, synthetic thing from a can, a new breed of pedigree frankfurter is on the rise. Tom Parker Bowles reports. Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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