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Why Is It So 'Tough' To Make Healthier Hot Dogs?
2011-12-08 10:01:09

In part of an effort to replace animal fat in hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and other foods with healthier fat, scientists are reporting an advance in solving the mystery of why hot dogs develop an unpleasant tough texture when vegetable oils pinch hit for animal fat. A report on their study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Anna M. Herrero and colleagues explain that some brands of sausage (frankfurters) have been reformulated with olive oil-in-water emulsion as...

2011-10-25 09:44:17

The addition of ascorbate (vitamin C) or its close relative, erythorbate, and the reduced amount of nitrite added in hot dogs, mandated in 1978, have been accompanied by a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer, according to data presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. However, the incidence rate for colon cancer has apparently not changed much since 1978, according to 2011 data from the SEER Cancer...

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2011-07-28 09:25:00

One of America's favorite foods, the hot dog, is being labeled by a national medical group as an unhealthy food as dangerous to your health as cigarettes. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine unveiled a billboard at one of America's oldest and most famous racing venues -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- featuring a picture of the iconic meat roll inside a pack of cigarettes emblazoned with a skull and crossbones. The picture comes with a shocking advisory: "Warning: Hot dogs...

2011-07-13 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, JULY 14: HOT DOGS Profile America -- Thursday, July 14th. This is National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Baked Bean Month. All three of these events will be on display tonight in Luverne, Minnesota, where the town's business community will stage the 48th annual...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Rent My Vacation Home (RMVH) has rented homes to some of the contestants In the Coney Island, New York, area for the contest set for Monday 4th of July 2011 at noon and can be seen on ESPN .Where $20,000 will be given away and the coveted mustard belt to the person who eats the most hot dogs in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Last year results were 68 franks in 10 minutes - a new world record for Mr. Joey Chestnut who has won 4 times. He maybe the weiner again with any luck. New York, NY...

2011-06-27 13:17:00

CINCINNATI, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepto-Bismol announced today that for the second year in a row, Independence Day is marked by red, white and ... PINK? In an act of true gastro-patriotism, Pepto-Bismol has decided to be the stomach-remedy sponsor of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the second year in a row. To make this contest a celebration to remember, Pepto-Bismol has enlisted the help of grill master and celebrity Nick Cannon to...

2011-06-21 04:20:00

CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raise the flag and light the grill - it's hot dog season across America! "You can't have summertime without hot dogs. They're part of America's culinary DNA," says Janet Sweeney, marketing director for Specialty Foods Group, which makes Nathan's Famous hot dogs sold in supermarkets nationwide. "We have to really gear up for July 4th because it's America's biggest hot dog eating holiday." The company will turn out more than 1.5 million Nathan's...

2011-05-19 08:40:00

CHELSEA, Mass., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Sox fans have a new reason to be hungry for home games. Kayem Foods, maker of the famous Fenway Franks, today announced it will also provide the sausage at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox (www.redsox.com) and Kayem Foods, Inc. (www.kayem.com) today announced a new multi-year sponsorship and licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute Kayem Sausage at Red Sox games and make Kayem the Official Brand of both Franks and Sausage of the...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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