Those of us of a certain age (and sense of humour) will forever associate hot dogs and Dan Aykroyd’s quote from the Great Outdoors. It’s funny, probably true and we clearly don’t care.
According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, yep, a whole, nation-wide organization dedicated to providing information about the most processed meat you can smother in mustard and ketchup, Americans consume 9 billion hot dogs a year. That is a LOT of street meat. Safe to say, based on the amount of food bloggers writing about sausages, pork roasts, charcuteries, schnitzels, and bacon-wrapped anything, Canadians prolly scarf down roughly the same amount, give or take a Grill’em* or two.
Hot dogs and all other delectable, crispy, succulent forms of pig meat are serious business, as evidenced in my twitter feed when the subject of a potential 2013 bacon shortage made headlines recently.
So let us rejoice in the porcine revolution, because it’s happening right now and it tastes damn good.
Top 10 Pork Picks
And if that’s not enough, put some pork on your fork and enjoy Oktoberfest in the city at Torontoberfest!
*I like to say I LOVE Grill’ems but when searched the Schneider’s site for an image for this post, they were nowhere to be found. Guess it’s been a while since I’ve picked up a pack in the grocery store…