My Phileas Fogg would indulge and enjoy the hearty tastes of the US. Out of all the dishes in New York I chose the simple but not at all plain hot dog for a very objective reason. Coming from a country that knows good barbeque and enjoys grilled dishes with plenty of sweet mustard one of the musts of my everyday shopping is good mustard. Up until a few days ago I did not find any resemblance in the hot English mustard with what I knew from back home. I found my favourite mustard under the name American Mustard. Rich, mild and sweet just like I knew it should be.
Easy to make, delicious or as they say: Yummie! I have never tried hot dogs with sauerkraut before and I have to say it's a nice addition to the sweetness of mustard. Recipe goes as follows: hot dog buns which I toasted for extra crunchiness, all-beef Frankfurters fried in a drop of sunflower oil (in the absence of an outdoor grill), sauerkraut, which is basically pickled white cabbage (look for it in the world foods isle of your local supermarket), loads of mustard, ketchup (that is a must for me).
In the words of food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain this is the Real New York : "Un-Starbucked, GAP free". In the 1870 I believe it would have been just so.
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