Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Regional Hot Dog Research

From a socioeconomic perspective, mapping regional preferences for foods in fascinating, as shown by this important research on the distribution of “default cole slaw” in West Virginia hot dogs. Read this “the slaw of the land”:

Thank God that we have scientists out there who are doing these important studies that benefit all mankind!
  • North Carolina: slathered in mustard, chili, onions and cole slaw;
  • New York: Kosher hot dogs topped with steamed onions and a pale, deli-style mustard;
  • Chicago Style: smothered in yellow mustard, dark green relish, chopped raw onion and tomato slices, dill pickle spear and sprinkled with celery salt;
  • Kansas City: topped with sauerkraut and melted cheese;
If you have a day to spare, check-out “strange maps”, a really fun blog!