Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
A trip to New York isn't complete without having a Nathan's hot dog. Sure,
you can get them at many airports and malls throughout the country now, but they seem to taste
better here than anywhere else in the world.
Nathan Handwerker emigrated to the United States in 1912, and went to work
in the kitchen of Feltman's Restaurant in Coney Island. In 1916, Nathan opened his hot dog stand
on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island. Nathan used a special hot dog recipe
developed by his wife Ida's grandmother. In an effort to keep the recipe secret, Nathan hires two
spice providers, each developing half of the famous recipe. To open his hot dog stand, Nathan
borrowed $300 from his friends Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor, who worked with him at Feltman's
Restaurant. They urged him to sell his hot dogs for 5 cents, half the price of the competition.
According to legend, on July 4, 1916, four European immigrants held an impromptu
hot dog eating contest to settle an argument about patriotism. It was decided that whoever could eat
the most Nathan's hot dogs was clearly the most American. Irish immigrant James Mullen won the contest
by eating 13 Nathan's hot dogs in buns in 12 minutes, beginning an annual tradition that survives
to this day. Every July Fourth weekend, people try to eat as many hot dogs as they can in the Nathan's
Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest — the dogs are just that good.
Nathan's Famous Treats
It is a very good cookbook and I have yet to find a recipe that didn't turn out as it was supposed to.—Norm Peterson, Arizona
My hubby keeps looking in the cookbook, and asks "when will you cook this recipe?"—Lori Hamby, Florida
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