How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun

Accidental Discoveries And Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat And Drink


Book Description

Sometimes it’s neither art nor science that serves as the origins of the everyday kitchen and food items that we take for granted today. Sometimes, as Josh Chetwynd shows us in How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, some of our greatest culinary achievements were simply by-products of “damned good luck.” In How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, Josh explores the origins of kitchen inventions, products, and foodstuff in seventy-five short essays that dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction. Josh’s charming text combined with simple line illustrations makes this an excellent gift and go-to source book for all food and trivia buffs.

About Chetwynd, Josh

Josh Chetwynd is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for such publications as USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. He is a versatile writer who has contributed to numerous other outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), Variety, and BBC Radio on topics as varied as sports, film, politics, legal issues and travel. He has written three books. His most recent effort, titled The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind The Things We Love To Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and Bat was published by Perigee Books in May 2011. His previous work, Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History, received critical acclaim from such publications as the Chicago Tribune (“fascinating”); The Guardian (UK) (“unrivaled in its description of baseball’s presence [in Europe]...definitive”); (“comprehensive”); and Choice Magazine (“excellent…Highly recommended”). In addition, he co-authored the book British Baseball and the West Ham Club: History of a 1930s Professional Team in East London