Dr Oz: History Of The Hot Dog
The hot dog is practically a summertime staple and an American favorite. Mark Schatzker was sent to find out the truth and history of the popular food. Mark first explained that technically, a hot dog is a sausage, which is one of the oldest forms of processed food. Hot dogs were mentioned as early as the 9th century B.C. Many food historians trace the modern hot dog to a German butcher who created the dachshund or “little dog” sausage in Germany in the late 1600’s. The butcher moved to Frankfurt to promote his new product, which is where the nickname Frankfurter came from.