Reading Between the Buns: Your Hot Dog How To Guide
Nothing says long summer days like a fired up grill and the savory sizzle of hot dogs.
If you are looking to put quality links in the bun without compromising the traditional flavors of the summer BBQ, Charcutnuvo has you covered.
Gone are the days of ‘unhealthy hot dogs’ as your only option. Charcutnuvo’s antibiotic-free and hormone-free sausages allow you to enjoy this classic cuisine without worrying about what’s inside.
The History of the Hot Dog
Despite the hot dog’s strong Americana reputation, sausage started across the pond.
As with all immigrant groups, the Germans brought along their traditions, language and food when they made their way to the states. In fact, rumor has it that sausage making became more widely practiced with the wave of German immigrants who arrived on U.S. shores in the 1800s.
The story goes that many Germans sold “dachshund sausages” on the streets of New York in the 1860s. Referencing the long torso of what is most commonly called a wiener dog, it was only a matter of time until this handheld sausage earned the title “hot dog”.
From there, hot dog stands sprung up on Coney Island and continued to spread around the country. They quickly became a baseball game favorite, with the sport and snack soon becoming inseparable.
Today, the hot dog is widely viewed as an American staple. You can find savory sausages sold wherever crowds gather outside, along boardwalks, in sporting events, and throughout city centers.
This tasty, American tradition is upheld by hot dog fans and sausage makers alike…
… and Charcutnuvo is proud to be a piece of the puzzle.
Charcutnuvo’s Hot Take on the Hot Dog
While the hot dog’s claim to fame may have been sparked by smoky street stands or baseball games, like many Americans, its roots are European.
But just because hot dogs are celebrated by the red, white and blue does not mean that sausage has lost touch with its European side.
Charcutnuvo lives and breathes the authentic culinary art of sausage making.
Eric, Charcutnuvo’s CEO, is part of a long line of sausage makers. When his family came to the U.S., they brought the brats with them. For more than 50 years now, the family business has offered the highest quality sausages to anyone seeking consciously-sourced, simply crafted meats.
National Hot Dog Month
Why have a month dedicated to the hot dog?
The real question is, why not?
Warm weather, the excitement of outdoor gatherings and Independence day make July the perfect month to applaud the honorable hot dog.
And what better way to celebrate than to throw some sausage on a grill… all month long?
In need of an excuse to indulge? We have you covered.
- Protein is essential. Need we say more?
- When given the choice to order take out or grill out, go ahead and get the charcoal hot. There is no better way to BBQ than with a savory selection of dogs.
- Don’t just indulge… honestly indulge. Enjoy the nutritional benefits of quality, antibiotic-free and hormone free sausages that are consciously sourced and carefully crafted.
- Feeling nostalgic or wishing you were in the stands of a baseball game? Cook up a hot dog and reminisce the right way.
What Better Way to Celebrate than with a Hot Dog Sampler?
Firing up Charcutnuvo products is the healthier way to celebrate National Hot Dog Month. We are featuring a hot dog sampler this month, so you can find your favorite dog for the grill.
Here is what’s included:
- (2) Organic Uncured Beef Frankfurters
- (2) Uncured Bison Wieners
- (1) Organic Uncured Macaroni And Cheese Furter
- (1) Organic Mini Beef Franks
Gather Your People
So now that you have a reason to call for a party and a primo selection of sausages to serve, it’s time to gather your people. You have the entire month of July to rally and ramp up your hot dog game.
Here are just a few groups you may want to get together for a quality cookout this hot dog season:
- The swim team
- The baseball team
- Your church group
- A block party
- Your office team
- Your gym community
Whether you’re at the pool or in the parking lot at work, you can get the grill going, bring out the fixings and offer everyone a simple, yet delicious meal.
While music and people are key to a festive gathering, the key to making a healthy hot dog is a tad different…
The secret to a hot dog that is as nutritional as it is tasty comes down to what is not in the sausage. Say no the nitrates and nitrites, and put something simply-crafted between the buns.
Hot Dogs Don’t Have to be Boring
While you can’t go wrong with a traditional drizzle of ketchup and mustard, superior sausage is best complimented by a superior condiment station.
Take your next grill out up a notch with the addition of a Gourmet Hot Dog Bar. A selection of savory sauces, fresh salsas, and sliced and diced toppings is sure to keep a crowd coming back for more.
July 21st, 2021: National Hot Dog Day
Hot dogs may have a month-long celebration, but their big day is the 21st of July. So make sure you’ve got the ketchup, mustard, and relish lined up because the dogs are begging to be fired up.
Entertaining a small group? Grab a couple of 8oz or 10oz packages to satisfy your guests.
Or if you are planning to cater to a serious crowd, go ahead and order a bundle or two of sausage. This way, you will be prepared to feed any hot dog fan that comes your way.
By serving Charcutnuvo products at your National Hot Dog Day gathering, you can rest assured your attendees are getting flavor and freshness, without anything artificial. And while you can’t go wrong with a classic wiener, feel free to spice up this hot dog season with other kinds of sausages that speak to your taste buds.
July 29th, 2021: National Chili Dog Day
You may be thinking that National Hot Dog Day is for the faint of heart. That is not the case.
The true hot dog connoisseurs are waiting for National Chili Dog Day on July 29th.
And just like the dogs themselves, the ingredients your chili is made from makes a difference. Want to know the best way to piece together a preservative-free chili dog? Top it will chili that features nothing less than the highest quality meats.
So start stirring up the chili (chili cookoff anyone?) and bring the hot dogs along. Don’t forget some chopped onion and grated cheese… because if you’re going for a chili dog, you might as well go all out.
Don’t skimp on the sausage either. As the base of the chili dog, the sausage is still the pillar of the dish. So find the highest quality dog to stack your high quality chili on top of. You won’t be disappointed.
Healthy Hot Dogs (yes, you read that right)
Can hot dogs really be healthy?
We’ve all heard the stories about what’s in them, and many meat eaters have since vowed to stay away.
However, this particular hot dog narrative is not here to stay. Charcutnuvo is in the game and quality is a guarantee. What you see is what you get (no surprise ingredients here), and the waves of satisfied customers stand by that.
Whether you are celebrating a hot dog holiday or looking for a protein-packed lunch, you and those you cook for deserve wieners that are made from the highest quality ingredients. Believe it or not, hot dogs don’t have to be filled with preservatives. Nor do you have to feel guilty about savoring a sausage or two.
Feeling good about the meat you eat is simple, and it starts with Charcutnuvo.