Haute Dogs

Comfort food has grown increasingly gourmet. Just look at the ol’ standby mac and cheese. You thought it was just for kids and poor college students? Not anymore. Another comfort food gets the star treatment: hot dogs. Or in this case, Haute Dogs ($13), or Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments by Russell van Kraayenburg to be precise. This 168-page recipe book takes cooks beyond Oscar Mayer and into the realm of Japanese fusion, slaw dogs and Texas BBQ dogs. This book should hold us over while we wait for 101 Ways to Use Kool-Aid in the Kitchen. Head over to Russell’s site, Chasing Delicious, for some pretty awesome food porn.

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